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Does your code assume there is just one header and footer in the file? If not, i am not seeing how it will go from one header/footer segment to another. And thanks for the reading links. It definitely helps.

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Re^3: header footer
by kcott (Bishop) on Mar 04, 2014 at 23:44 UTC
    "Does your code assume there is just one header and footer in the file?"

    No it does not. Furthermore, given I put in a fair amount of effort to show the exact input and output, I'm surprised you're asking.

    "If not, i am not seeing how it will go from one header/footer segment to another."

    That sounds like you didn't even try it. Did you just have a quick look and decided it wouldn't work?

    Changing the lengths from my demo 5 and 3 to your real application requirements of 50 and 30, your sample records (posted below):

    HDR.S287878877.DDDDD.DDDDDDXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX1STR HYTRES NAME PLA +CE DEST GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGG +GGGGGGGGGGGGGG1111111111111111111112222222222222222222222222222333333 +333333333333333333333444444444444444444444444444444444455 55555555555 +55555555555555555566666666666666777777777777FTRDDDDDDDDDDFFFFFFFFFFFF +FFFFF HDR.S287878877.DDDDD.DDDDDDXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX1STR HYTRES NAME PLA +CE DEST GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGG +GGGGGGGGGGGGGG1111111111111111111112222222222222222222222222222333333 +333333333333333333333444444444444444444444444444444444455 55555555555 +55555555555555555566666666666666777777777777FTRDDDDDDDDDDFFFFFFFFFFFF +FFFFF

    become

    1STR HYTRES NAME PLACE DEST GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG +GGGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG111111111111111111111222222222222222 +222222222222233333333333333333333333333344444444444444444444444444444 +4444455 5555555555555555555555555555566666666666666777777777777 1STR HYTRES NAME PLACE DEST GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG +GGGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG111111111111111111111222222222222222 +222222222222233333333333333333333333333344444444444444444444444444444 +4444455 5555555555555555555555555555566666666666666777777777777

    -- Ken

      You are right. I didnt give it a try. It just looked like it did. I will test it. Thanks for your time.