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Re^3: Increasing a field size for a record

by Thomas Kennll (Acolyte)
on Oct 16, 2012 at 17:59 UTC ( #999389=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Increasing a field size for a record
in thread Increaing a field size for a record

Thanks Athanasius! That was really halpful I got a problem, the positions are not space separated, If I insert 39 spaces from postion 15 in all records will help.. how can I do that ?


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Re^4: Increasing a field size for a record
by Athanasius (Monsignor) on Oct 17, 2012 at 05:35 UTC

    Hello Thomas Kennll,

    It seems you’ve re-written your original question. Please don’t do that! It makes it difficult for anyone who tries to follow the thread — besides making it very confusing for those trying to help you. See the recent posting On node obliteration.

    In a previous post you say the fields are space separated, now they’re not? Then how do you distinguish one field from the next? Also, you say you want to insert spaces “from pos[i]tion 15 in all records”, but in the data originally shown, none of the fields was more than 13 characters long. You will need to provide sample data showing the way fields are set out on each line. (And please remember to enclose the data in <code> </code> tags.)

    As for inserting spaces (or any other string) into an existing string, you can use substr, as shown by flexvault below.

    Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum

      Thanks for your help Athanasius! I missed to notice that I wiped away the initial question.. Will take care of that!!

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