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  • #16
    Re: question - which way is best to populate fields

    Peter,
    I understand those functions, but I cannot figure out two things:
    When to make them fire, and how to make them "dynamic".
    I guess I could make them fire on the CanDepart of the field(s) that are relevant, but I cannot figure out how to make them dynamic (so that KY gets replaced with Kentucky, and FL gets replaced with Florida).
    Thanks,
    Jay
    Jay Talbott
    Lexington, KY

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    • #17
      Re: question - which way is best to populate fields

      Originally posted by Jay Talbott View Post
      Peter,
      I understand those functions, but I cannot figure out two things:
      When to make them fire, and how to make them "dynamic".
      I guess I could make them fire on the CanDepart of the field(s) that are relevant, but I cannot figure out how to make them dynamic (so that KY gets replaced with Kentucky, and FL gets replaced with Florida).
      Thanks,
      Jay
      Jay

      I would think you need a combination of str(i)trans and a lookup using KY to find Kentucky.

      How is the original string being created? Can you put in **[KY]** ?
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      • #18
        Re: question - which way is best to populate fields

        Originally posted by Jay Talbott View Post
        Dave,
        I am not sure I understand your response. I cannot choose a lookup in the middle of a narrative.
        If the narrative is going to change every time, that would not work. For example, the field might be used to describe the patient. It might say:
        "The patient is from KY and he is tall and good looking"
        That should translate to:
        "The patient is from Kentucky and he is tall and good looking"

        The next record might read:
        "The patient is from FL and is extremely intelligent"
        which should translate to:
        "The patient is from Florida and is extremely intelligent"

        See what I need?
        Jay
        You are gonna have fun with transposing the state abbreviation with the state name. Take special note of Al's suggestion of using **[KY]**. By surrounding the replace value with control characters you will only replace values that are intended to be replaced.

        Take for instance a couple of examples.
        "John came into to say hi." - In this example we do not want to replace "hi" with Hawaii.

        I have another example where KY could be use in the a medical sense and not mean Kentucky.
        Andrew

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        • #19
          Re: question - which way is best to populate fields

          Jay, trigger it anyway you want:

          Find_Strings= <<%str%
          FL
          KY
          MA
          %str%

          Replacement_Strings= <<%str%
          Florida
          Kentucky
          Massachusetts
          %str%

          Input_String = "The patient is from KY and he is tall and good looking" + crlf() + \
          "The patient is from FL and is extremely intelligent"

          Output_String = stritran_multi(Input_String, Find_Strings, Replacement_Strings)

          trace.WriteLn(Output_String)


          ==> The patient is from Kentucky and he is tall and good looking
          The patient is from Florida and is extremely intelligent
          Last edited by Peter.Greulich; 01-21-2013, 04:20 PM.
          Peter
          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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          https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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          • #20
            Re: question - which way is best to populate fields

            Peter,
            That looks like it will do the trick.
            I can make the find_strings and the replacement_strings as global variables, create a function, and fire the function upon exiting the desired fields.
            Thanks so much. (and please come and get some of this cold weather. it belongs in New England, not Central Kentucky).
            Jay
            Jay Talbott
            Lexington, KY

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            • #21
              Re: question - which way is best to populate fields

              Originally posted by Jay Talbott View Post
              (and please come and get some of this cold weather. it belongs in New England, not Central Kentucky).
              The good news is, Wednesday evening it is going to be 5-degrees here. Tomorrow evening will be a toasty 10d, and tonight 19d, almost cozy.
              Peter
              AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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