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TruncateStringWithBreaks(String_with_breaks; String_without_breaks)

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Bernhard Sailer, Versicerungsbüro Sailer
http://www.vbsailer.de

truncates a string at a position, determined by another one

Sample Input:
TruncateStringWithBreaks ( 001 - 43 23 56 - 56678; 0014323 )
Sample Output:
001 - 43 23


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Description:

The script truncates the string_with_breaks at the position, then all values of String_without_breaks were shown in the correct succession.

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There was an error in your coding.
My test file did not like the TrunctateStringWithBreaks
for this TruncateStringWithBreaks
Note the difference in Trunctate and Trundate

Also, When corrected, the String_without of 0014323 doesn't work, but 001 - 4323 does.

Lee

Lee Smith, Woodland
April 17, 2017 12:12pm

My auto correct change the spelling of Trunctate to Trundate?

Lee Smith, Woodland
April 17, 2017 12:15pm

Hi,

Just for fun, I do not test a lot, May be some results are not good, but, I would try this calculation, without recursive.

Let ([

Val = "I just want to t-r-y, w i t h o u t recursion" ;
VSearch = "trywith" ;

Test = Left ( Filter ( Val ; VSearch ) ; Position ( Filter ( Val ; VSearch ) ; VSearch ; 1 ; 1 )-1 ) ;
PosLeftS = Position ( Val ; Left ( VSearch ; 1 ) ; 1 ; PatternCount ( Test ; Left ( VSearch ; 1 ) ) + 1 )

];
Middle ( Val ; PosLeftS ; Position ( Val ; Right ( VSearch ; 1 ) ; PosLeftS ; PatternCount ( VSearch ; Right ( VSearch; 1 ) ) ) - PosLeftS +1
))

result : t-r-y, w i t h

Thanks for exercice ;)

Agnès, France
April 21, 2017 1:11am

PS : your cf is TruncateXXX but in your calc, you write
TrunctateXXX
^
l

Agnès, France
April 21, 2017 1:14am

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