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Tirumaladevi

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:45 am    Post subject: How to compare Strings in COBOL
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Could you please help me out on how to compare the strings in COBOL? If there is no such function availabe then can any one of you please advise how to proceed. Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:58 am    Post subject:
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Is the "IF" condition not working for you?

Option 2:

If there is a problem because of the trailing spaces in the string

INSPECT IP-STR1 TALLYING TRAILING-SPACES-COUNT FOR TRAILING SPACES
LEN-OF-STR1 = LENGTH(IP-STR1) - TRAILING-SPACES-COUNT

INSPECT IP-STR2 TALLYING TRAILING-SPACES-COUNT FOR TRAILING SPACES
LEN-OF-STR2 = LENGTH(IP-STR2) - TRAILING-SPACES-COUNT

IF IP-STR1(1:LEN-OF-STR1) = IP-STR2(1:LEN-OF-STR2)
DISPLAY "MATCH FOUND"
ELSE
DISPLAY "NO MATCH"
END-IF

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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