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Hello fellow Monks

I come before you today with a strange question!

Here is the situation: In a file, I am comparing, it holds a record known as a G record (it begins with G) G3301R7435459:LNI10708. This record is made up of snippets from other E records:
E99POLCOM|3||CAP01|66|3301R7435459||||| E99INSFAC2|MSRA01_1||||||"LNI10708"|
Sometimes multiple parts of E records or sometimes just one part. In the example given, the G record is made up of the 6th pipe delimitation on the first line and the 7th on the second, with a colon inbetween.

Here is the question, the E segment varies in size to as much as 256bits, now how can I check the G record reflects the E segments correctly when I don't know what size they are? Is there a way to do something like this:

(SUDO) load pipe delimited into hash with first record as key: look at E99POLCOM[6] look at E99INSFAC2[7] if G eq "E99POLCOM[6]:E99INSFAC2[7]"{PASS;}

Please help... if this doesn't make sense or if you think you might need more information just let me know

Thanks Jim

In reply to Substrings of unusual size! by Jalcock501

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