You could look into using the C regular expression functions. In case
you aren't familiar with regular expressions, they allow you to specify
a pattern, in your case something like /.*\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4}.*/, you can
then use the regular expression to scan a string for instances of the
pattern. The regexec function returns an array of offsets to the
locations in the string that matched the pattern. You can find the
documentation for the function in the ILE C/C++ for iSeries Run-Time
Library Functions manual, which is located here:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/iseries/v5r2/ic2924/books/c4156071.pdf
 
 
 
Joe Lee
 
Adventist Health
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Financial Team, IS Department
(916) 774-3347
e-mail: leejd@xxxxxx

>>> mallen@xxxxxxxx 03/12/2004 08:24:54 >>>
I've got a physical file (actually copy of a spool file) containing
phone
#'s in format xxx-xxx-xxxx. I need to send this to a software vendor
but
for privacy reasons I need to change all the phone #'s to "fictitous"
numbers i.e. change 706-678-9565 to 945-224-4848 or such. The phone
numbers
start in a various # of places in the file (i.e. some might start in
position 33 others 55, 87 etc.) I've been racking my brain for a quick
and
dirty way to this without having to manually edit the file. Any ideas
from
some of you genius' out there?

Mark Allen
IS Manager
Wilkes Telephone & Electric
11 W. Court Street
Washington, GA 30673
Phone: (706) 678-9565
Fax: (706) 678-1000



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