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Hi McA The records are the same it's just the Record labels that are slightly different:
FILE1: 99INSSCH|248| 99POLCOM|3||CAP01|66|3301R7435459||||| 99INSFAC2|MSRA01_ +1||||||"LNI10708"| FILE2: E99INSSCH|248| E99POLCOM|3||CAP01|66|3301R7435459||||| E99INSFAC2|MSRA +01_1||||||"LNI10708"|
Where it begins 99(label) or E99(label) that is a new record.

I need to compare the records (not the labels) but I'm not sure how.

Hope this clears things up a wee bit

In reply to Re^2: Comparing strings from different files by Jalcock501
in thread Comparing strings from different files by Jalcock501

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