Another good solution would be:

newstring = %concatarr(*none:%split(string:'.-,%'''));

This should split the string using the seperator chars into an array. And then concatenates the array alements using no seperator char.

I don't know what's faster - but %split and %concatarr are really cool.

The only thing that puzzles me is, why is the seperator string the 2nd parm for %split, but the 1st parm for %concatarr. I think it's because IBM want our brain cells to be in constant movement - but maybe Barbara can clear this up.

HTH
Daniel

Am 06.06.2024 um 20:46 schrieb Barbara Morris <bmorris@xxxxxxxxxx>:

On 2024-06-06 10:17 a.m., stefan@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
%scanrpl is one possibility
Best regards
Stefan

%SCANRPL only handles one string at a time, so to handle 5 unwanted characters would need 5 %SCANRPL.

To handle several characters, I would first use %XLATE to change all the unwanted characters to one of the unwanted characters, and then use %SCANRPL to remove them.

string = 'A.b-,c%d''';
// string = "A.b-,c%d'"

tempstring = %xlate('.-,%''' : '.....' : string);
// tempstring = "A.b..c%d."

newstring = %scanrpl('.' : '' : tempstring);
// newstring = "Abcd"

--
Barbara


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