Why don't you just define a logigal over the file and omit the phone number field? Why fill it with bogus numbers? Just tell your partner that your policies don't permit release of phone numbers.

Jim Franz wrote:
since no one else has posted a rpg solution....
 rpg update of every record in file
exuse the psuedo code & indicators
scan for dash '-'
                z-add 1   x                                          =
      '-'        scan   text:x            pos1                    20
 20             eval  x = pos + 1
** scan for next dash in same line
20   '-'        scan    text:x            pos2                    20
20    pos2   sub    pos1              diff
** xxx-xxx-xxx - dashes 4 bytes apart
20     diff    ifeq      4
** get start of number
          pos1  sub     3                start
                    eval    %subst(text:start:12) = '945-111-2222'
                    update
                    endif

jim

----- Original Message ----- From: "Sean Porterfield" <sporter@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 2:15 PM
Subject: RE: Replacing characters




At 11:24 AM 3/12/2004 -0500, Mark Allen wrote:

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 numbersstart 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.

From: Vern Hamberg

Another idea is grep, in QShell.


Try sed rather than grep.

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