RANGEREM()

RANGEREM()

Remove characters within a certain ASCII range from a string

Syntax

       RANGEREM( <cChar1|nChar1>, <cChar2|nChar2>, <cString> ) -> cString

Arguments

<cChar1|nChar1> and <cChar2|nChar2> Designate the first and the last character of the character range.

<cString> Designates the character string that is edited.

Returns

The function returns the modified character string.

Description

RANGEREM() allows you to delete all characters that are in a particular ASCII range. For example, you could delete all control characters in a character string. The designated range can run “back to front”, meaning <cChar2|nChar2> can have a lower value than <cChar1|nChar1>. In such a case the range extends from the larger value to 255 and also from 0 to the smaller value.

Note

. Since the length of the character string is changed, passing by reference will not work here as it does with RANGEREPL().

Examples

        . ? rangerem( "0", "9", "year2002.dbf" )
                            // "year.dbf", remove all digits
        . ? rangerem( "9", "0", "year2002.dbf" )
                           // "22", testing removal from "9" to chr(255)
                           // and from chr(0) to "0"
        . ? rangerem( "0", "9", "yearcurr.dbf" )
                           // "yearcurr.dbf", test leaving string untouched
        .  Delete all control characters:
              cString   :=  RANGEREM(0, 31, cString)
        .  Delete all characters that are not upper case, alpha characters:
              cString   :=  RANGEREM(91, 64, cString)

Tests

       rangerem( "0", "9", "year2002.dbf" ) == "year.dbf"
            rangerem( "9", "0", "year2002.dbf" ) == "22"
            rangerem( "0", "9", "yearcurr.dbf" ) == "yearcurr.dbf"

Compliance

RANGEREM() is compatible with CT3’s RANGEREM().

Platforms

All

Files

Source is range.c, library is libct.

Seealso

RANGEREPL()

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