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Command to determine a character's poisition in REXX

 
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Raj24186

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Command to determine a character's poisition in REXX
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Hi,
Can someone tell me if there is a command in REXX to determine a character's position in a dataset? I want to check only for a single character? Can the SUBSTR function be used for this purpose?

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Rajesh
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

You could use an edit macro and "find" the character.

There are multiple topics in the forum showing edit macros.

Depending on the size of the file, REXX may not be a good choice.

You could run superc in batch and do this as well.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject:
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What do you mean by characters position in dataset?

line and column number????
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject:
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I just need the column number to be checked..Line number won't be necessary..
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject:
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There is a sticky at the top of the CLIST / REXX forum for manuals and/or reference materials.

Use the links provided in that topic and look for the POS statement.
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks expat. I shall look into it!!
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