I have a procedure(function) in RPG that accepts two strings. One is the original string, the second a comparison string.

It returns a string that contains only the characters found in the comparison string. Use it all the time for just this thing.

Numeric = Txt_Scrb(yourfield:'0123456789');
Alpha = Txt_Scrb(yourfield:'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefgh.....');


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From: RPG400-L [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Thomas Burrows
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:14 PM
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Subject: Fwd: Question on %scan

If one has a field with values like
100 QT

The number part can be any length - okay something reasonable like less than 10K.

Can and/or cannot have a space in the field.

Then the start of alpha characters. Only the American 26 character alphabet. Upper or lower case.

Can I solve the problem of taking the numeric part and putting into another field by itself AND then putting the character part into an additional field. At the moment I do not think we need to convert the CASE on the alpha part.


Or would this problem better be solved in COBOL using the INSPECT statement?

Open to sending a Home Depot Card of a reasonable amount of $$$ "say $40"
to anyone who can give me a quick solution.

The COBOL Kid - Actually Thomas
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