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in reply to Concatnate long statement

You really don't want a subroutine (it looks like that's what you're doing) with 18 arguments. It's going to cause you all sorts of problems when when you miss one of them out, or get some of them in the wrong order. That number of arguments really gives off a bad code smell.

Refactor your code now, before it's too late.