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Trimming trailing Spaces

Trimming trailing Spaces

Trimming trailing Spaces

(OP)
I am getting a concatenating error because of trailing spaces in my output.  Does anyone know how to resolve getting rid of the blank trailing spaces?  Thanx

RE: Trimming trailing Spaces

Depending on the result of your concatenation, you might want to use the EDIT function, or the SUBSTR routine. For example, if you concatenate a 3 byte field to another 3 byte field, and wanted 5 bytes out, you could do the following:

CONC/A6 = FIELD1 | FIELD2;
OUT/A5 = EDIT(CONC,'99999');

RE: Trimming trailing Spaces

(OP)
Actually I am pulling records from the database using dialog manager and don't know exactly how long each row is.  So when the results come back, I need their trailing spaces cut off.  The trim function doesn't work in the latest realease of WebFocus.  Here is the code that is pulling the info.  Please Help!

-SET &VAR1 = '"' | &VAR1 | ' ' | &VAR2 | '"';

RE: Trimming trailing Spaces

Have you tried the double | for concatenation,
e.g.
-SET &VAR1 = ""||&VAR1||''||&VAR2||"";

cheers

RE: Trimming trailing Spaces

If you're going to use STRONG concatenation (||) in the Dialogue Manager, you should have a space BEFORE and AFTER the STRONG concatenation, and, if you want the imbedded blank, you'll need parens, like this:

-SET &VAR1 = '"' | &VAR1 || (' ' | &VAR2 || '"');



 
 

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