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Thanks for your reply Roger
In answer to your questions :-
Yes - it is ALWAYS going to be one folder deep and ALWAYS have a leading '/' .

There is NO chance of a file name such as /somefolder/some.file.with.extra.dots.txt

BUT that is as of right now.

As far as you saying that "it would be a lot easier with a call to RPG and/or SQL.". I am beginning to agree with you.
I was hoping that someone had or knew of a method in CL

Alan Shore
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Roger Harman
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 1:10 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Obtaining a value from within a string using CL

Is it ALWAYS going to be one folder deep and ALWAYS have a leading '/' ?

No chance of a file name such as /somefolder/some.file.with.extra.dots.txt'
?

You could build a looping mechanism in CL but it would be a lot easier with a call to RPG and/or SQL.


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alan Shore
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 10:02 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Obtaining a value from within a string using CL

Thanks for your reply Michael.
I'm sorry, but I am not following.
The start points and length of each example can be different.
How do I obtain the start point and length is the question

Alan Shore
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Ryan
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 12:57 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Obtaining a value from within a string using CL

You could use %SST and a counter if it's always going to be like that,

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Alan Shore <ashore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi everyone
And before I forget (as I normally do) we are on V5r4.
Within CL, is there a way to obtain a string from the following examples.

1. /weborders/PP91055370.txt
From the above, I am looking for the value PP91055370

2. /ifsdir/PP91055370,tx
From the above, I am looking for the value PP91055370

3. /ifsdir2/PP9.txt

From the above I am looking for PP9

In other words, the values between (but NOT including) the second '/'
and
'.txt'
As always, any and all responses are MUCH appreciated.


Alan Shore
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