• Subject: Re: Extract number from character field
  • From: boldt@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 09:18:29 -0500



Eurrat wrote:
>If you are reading...  This is another plug for that %value function that
I
>have been asking for.  Something like the value statement of basic, return
>any numbers that are in the char field.
>
>Just a friendly reminder, and to point out, that this is the third are
forth
>case that has been posted on the list in less than 3 months or so.
>

Yes, I'm reading.

Have you written a procedure for extracting numbers from a
character field?  If not, why not?  If so, when will you
make that procedure available to other RPG programmers?

Let's say we agreed that a %VALUE BIF would be useful in
the language.  Considering current schedules and
commitments, this new function won't be in the language
for, say, another two years (more or less).  And it will
be another two or three years before all of your systems
are running that release, so chances are that you wouldn't
get to use the new BIF for another five years!  But, if
you wrote a procedure now to do this, and offered it to
others, everyone could be doing this now.

...

Or, you could learn Perl.  To get all numbers out of a
character string, you could code that in Perl as:

     @nums = $str =~ /\d+/g;

Cheers!  Hans

Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com


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