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  • Help required with "Stritran_multi_expressions" function

    this snippet of code appears to work, ie no error message, but the replacement has not worked.
    the field name is definitely called "Aircraft_type" and that field contains any of the "find strings".
    what am I not doing?

    Code:
    replacement_string = <<%str%
    A1=A-1
    A4=A-4
    A5=A-5
    A6=A-6
    A7=A-7
    C1=C-1
    E1=E-1
    E2=E-2
    F1=F-1
    F4=F-4
    H3=H-3
    H5=H-5
    H6=H-6
    S2=S-2
    S3=S-3
    %str%
    tbl = table.open(import_destination_table)
    update.fields = 1
    update.field1 = "aircraft_type"
    update.expr1  = "Stritran_multi_expressions(aircraft_type,Replacement_String)"
    --
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  • #2
    Re: Help required with &quot;Stritran_multi_expressions&quot; function

    In the sample provided it is missing the tbl.update() command at the end.

    I have not played with the stritran_multi_expressions() function. Reading thru the help file I wonder if your arguments will need to be encapsulated in quotes.
    Andrew

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    • #3
      Re: Help required with &quot;Stritran_multi_expressions&quot; function

      Originally posted by Graham Wickens View Post
      this snippet of code appears to work, ie no error message, but the replacement has not worked.
      the field name is definitely called "Aircraft_type" and that field contains any of the "find strings".
      what am I not doing?

      Code:
      replacement_string = <<%str%
      A1=A-1
      A4=A-4
      A5=A-5
      A6=A-6
      A7=A-7
      C1=C-1
      E1=E-1
      E2=E-2
      F1=F-1
      F4=F-4
      H3=H-3
      H5=H-5
      H6=H-6
      S2=S-2
      S3=S-3
      %str%
      tbl = table.open(import_destination_table)
      update.fields = 1
      update.field1 = "aircraft_type"
      update.expr1  = "Stritran_multi_expressions(aircraft_type,Replacement_String)"
      Not sure if this helps but have you dimensioned the string
      DIM replacement_string as c

      also is it case sensitive as in the update expression you have put Replacement_String

      Glen
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      • #4
        Re: Help required with &quot;Stritran_multi_expressions&quot; function

        Finally got it to work using different function:

        Code:
        dim shared FindStr as C
        dim shared ReplaceStr as C
        FindStr = <<%str%
        A1
        A2
        A3
        A4
        A5
        F4
        F14
        F18
        A6
        E6
        C2
        C1
        H60
        H3
        E2
        E1
        S2
        H2
        A7
        A6
        S3
        F8
        H53
        %str%
        ReplaceStr = <<%str%
        A-1
        A-2
        A-3
        A-4
        A-5
        F-4
        F-14
        F-18
        A-6
        E-6
        C-2
        C-1
        H-60
        H-3
        E-2
        E-1
        S-2
        H-2
        A-7
        A-6
        S-3
        F-8
        H-53
        %str%
        t = table.open("testdatareplace")
        update.fields = 1
        update.field1 = "aircraft_type"
        update.expr1  = "stritran_multi(aircraft_type,var->FindStr,var->ReplaceStr)"
        t.update()
        t.close()
        --
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        • #5
          Re: Help required with &quot;Stritran_multi_expressions&quot; function

          Glad you got it working, as always there is more than one way to get things done in Alpha!
          Glen Schild



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