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Removing date values lines/records from a file


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selvamsrinivasan85

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:56 pm
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Hi all,
I am having a file that contains a XML extract. I need to read the file and remove the date value records. Main condition is I have to keep the first date value record and remove the following date value records.

Sample records in file:

Line1
Line2
Line3
Date1
Date2
Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4
Line 5
Date 1
Date 2
Date 3
Date 4

As you see, Date value and line records can be of any record. I need to keep the Date 1 record alone and need to remove date 2, date3 and date4.

Output:
Line1
Line2
Line3
Date1
Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4
Line 5
Date 1

Date values also not consistent. Can someone throw light on this?. I will pick it up.
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sergeyken

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:15 pm
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Where is XML?
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:11 pm
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It’s not clear at all what you explained , but based on what you say you better off writing the COBOL program quickly.
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