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How to get the URL which is placed randomly in a file.

 
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dkarthikreddy

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: How to get the URL which is placed randomly in a file.
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Hi,

I have a requirement like this.

In a file with record length of 80 i wil be getting a URL ( eg. www.xxx.com ) and i dont know the position of it and this URL is preceded and succeded by some dots(..) or blank spaces.

Now i want to pick this and write it into output file using cobol pgm.

Could any one suggest how to do this.

Thanks
Karthik
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject:
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Scan the variable using reference modification to find the www (assuming there is a www, of course)? URL names can be so variable that finding the end of it could be tough (.tv, .edu, .org, .com, country-specific endings such as .ca). Any chance you can get the application creating the file to put some kind of delimiter around the URL?
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