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ReplaceInListƒ ( _list, _originalText, _replacementText )

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Michael Rhodes, Allied Data Service

Replace all instances of a value in a list.

Sample Input:
ReplaceInListƒ ( "a¶b¶c¶d¶b¶", "b", "e" )
Sample Output:

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Replaces all instances of a text parameter in an array with another text parameter.

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Last value should be return delimited also.

Let (
[ array = ¶ & array & ¶
; array = Substitute ( array; ¶ & originalText & ¶; ¶ & replacementText & ¶)
; Middle ( array; 2, Length ( array ) - 2 )

bbb, melbourne australia
March 13, 2009 10:06am


Removed quotes around return characters. However, your use of the Middle function is wrong. Since an array is considered to be a value list, adding a character return to the end only serves a purpose if the value list is somehow missing the end return character. If the intent of your rewrite is to correct such an error, then removing the added end return character in the Let result defeats the purpose.

I have updated the defining of array to properly account for such an error.

Michael Rhodes, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
March 18, 2009 1:14pm

Also updated function to replace all instances of found text, not just the first.

Michael Rhodes, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
March 18, 2009 1:27pm

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