REPLALL()

REPLALL()

Replace certain characters at the left and right of a string

Syntax

      REPLALL( <cString>, <cReplace|nReplace>,
              [<cSearch|nSearch>] ) -> cString

Arguments

<cString> [@] Designates the string that is processed.

<cReplace|nReplace> Designates the character that replaces the character in <cSearch|nSearch> at the beginning and end of <cString>.

<cSearch|nSearch> Designates the character at the beginning and end of <cString> that is replaced by <cReplace|nReplace>. The default value designates a space, CHR(32).

Returns

The processed <cString> is returned.

Description

REPLALL() can be used to exchange all leading and trailing spaces in a character string for any other character. Notice that the first non- replaceable character in either direction causes REPLALL() to stop replacing characters on that side.

Note

. The return value of this function can be suppressed by implementing CSETREF() to save space in working memory.

Examples

      .  Replace spaces with dashes.  Replace the spaces 
         only on the side where the character was found:
         ? REPLALL("abcd  ", "-")           // "abcd--"
      .  Replace zeros with spaces:
         ? REPLALL("001234", " ", "0")      // "  1234"
      .  Replace the blanks with dashes on both sides:
         ? REPLALL("   d  ", "-")           // "---d--"
      .  Replace only continuous sequences of characters at the
         beginning and the end of the character string:
         ? REPLALL(" d d  ", "-")           // "-d d--"

Compliance

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

Platforms

All

Files

Source is replace.c, library is libct.

Seealso

REPLLEFT(), REPLRIGHT(), CSETREF(), Introduction

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