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  • Keith Hubert
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    Hi Al,

    Now I'll take out the " at the beginning and end because they aren't in the SQL generated string. That's the strange thing the double quotes are in the SQL generated string but get lost when using this strtran(kh,",",s_quote(",")). Your addition front and back makes all the difference. Now why can't I be as smart as you?

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  • Al Buchholz
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    Code:
    Originally I had:
    
    kh=<<%kh%
    "Tracy,Debbie,David,Micheal,Alan,Dawn,Judi,Janos,Michelle,Andrew"
    %kh%
    
    Now I'll take out the " at the beginning and end because they aren't in the SQL generated string.
    Then I add the beginning quote in one of this ways.
    
    kh=<<%kh%
    Tracy,Debbie,David,Micheal,Alan,Dawn,Judi,Janos,Michelle,Andrew
    %kh%
    
    ?kh
    = Tracy,Debbie,David,Micheal,Alan,Dawn,Judi,Janos,Michelle,Andrew
    
    Option 1:
    kh2="\""+strtran(kh,",",s_quote(","))-"\""
    ?kh2
    = "Tracy","Debbie","David","Micheal","Alan","Dawn","Judi","Janos","Michelle","Andrew"
    
    Option 2:
    kh3=chr(34)+strtran(kh,",",s_quote(","))-Chr(34)
    ?kh3
    = "Tracy","Debbie","David","Micheal","Alan","Dawn","Judi","Janos","Michelle","Andrew"

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  • Keith Hubert
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    Hi Al,

    Here is code to get first_names from staff_tbl
    dim list as c
    list = crlf_to_comma(sql_records_get("::name::localhost","select first_name from staff_tbl","",""))

    This produces the first string.
    ?list
    ="Tracy,Debbie,David,Micheal,Alan,Dawn,Judi,Janos,Michelle,Andrew"

    Next line completes task.
    ? crlf_to_comma(*for_each(foo,quote(foo), comma_to_crlf(list)))
    = "Tracy","Debbie","David","Micheal","Alan","Dawn","Judi","Janos","Michelle","Andrew"

    Any other code results with missing quotes from front and end.

    Tracy","Debbie","David","Micheal","Alan","Dawn","Judi","Janos","Michelle","Andrew

    Should not be too wet.
    Last edited by Keith Hubert; 10-27-2014, 04:35 PM.

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  • Al Buchholz
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
    If the same string is constructed from a SQL table then only crlf_to_comma(*for_each(foo,quote(foo), comma_to_crlf(kh2))) works.

    I did not think that creating the string from different places would make a difference, but it seems that it does.
    Sounds like the strings are similar but not identical.

    Can you post the SQL that generates the string and the string that is generated?

    Then send it over the pond but don't let it get wet.

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    If the same string is constructed from a SQL table
    Not sure what that means.

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  • Keith Hubert
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    Hi Guys,

    Found something interesting. If the string is "Tracy,Debbie,David,Micheal,Alan,Dawn,Judi,Janos,Michelle,Andrew" from say a csv file then STRTRAN() works in the way Al suggested or even kh2=strtran(kh,",","\",\"").

    If the same string is constructed from a SQL table then only crlf_to_comma(*for_each(foo,quote(foo), comma_to_crlf(kh2))) works.

    I did not think that creating the string from different places would make a difference, but it seems that it does.

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  • MoGrace
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    So he got to the gates, but did they let him in??

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  • Al Buchholz
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    nice. I like it.

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  • Keith Hubert
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    Hey Al,

    A database developer goes to the gates of heaven. Very indignant. He says to St Peter, "Look here, I was only 45 so why did I have to die? It's not fair." St Peter stares back with a puzzled frown, and leafs through the golden book. "Hey, that's odd. According to the hours you've claimed for, you're 120"

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  • Al Buchholz
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    Keith

    Glad to hear it is what you are looking for.

    Also that you never miss the subtle messages on the board.

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  • Keith Hubert
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    Many thanks guys.

    Stan, yes you are right Al's is shorter but that is only a rumour. Both worked in Interactive window.

    Thanks again for both your assistance.

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    Al's is shorter but there are so many ways to do that.

    st = "Tracy,Debbie,David,Micheal,Alan,Dawn,Judi,Janos,Michelle,Andrew"
    ? crlf_to_comma(*for_each(foo,quote(foo), comma_to_crlf(st)))
    = "Tracy","Debbie","David","Micheal","Alan","Dawn","Judi","Janos","Michelle","Andrew"

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  • Al Buchholz
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    Re: Convert String. Help please.

    Strtran should do it.

    Replace the comma with a quote comma quote.

    Use the chr () for quote or s_quote (",")

    aka
    Code:
    kh=<<%kh%
    "Tracy,Debbie,David,Micheal,Alan,Dawn,Judi,Janos,Michelle,Andrew"
    %kh%
    
    ?kh
    = "Tracy,Debbie,David,Micheal,Alan,Dawn,Judi,Janos,Michelle,Andrew"
    
    
    kh2=strtran(kh,",",s_quote(","))
    ?kh2
    = "Tracy","Debbie","David","Micheal","Alan","Dawn","Judi","Janos","Michelle","Andrew"
    Last edited by Al Buchholz; 10-19-2014, 12:06 AM.

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  • Keith Hubert
    started a topic Convert String. Help please.

    Convert String. Help please.

    I need to convert the following string

    "Tracy,Debbie,David,Micheal,Alan,Dawn,Judi,Janos,Michelle,Andrew"

    into this. "Tracy","Debbie","David","Micheal","Alan","Dawn","Judi","Janos","Michelle","Andrew"

    All suggestions welcome.

    TIA
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