Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 16:48:35 -0500
Reply-To: Richard Ristow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Richard Ristow <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Restructirng composite variables
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At 02:03 AM 2/22/2006, FORCHEH, DR.N. wrote:
>Thanks for the advice as well as the solution to my problem. [...] The
>main problem that I had was that the various fields were not fixed
>format, and some of the fields were separated by more that one blank
>space. So it became necessary to locate the position of the blank
>character, and use it to extract the substring.
Thank you! And, ah, there's nothing like having the specs....
>The syntax provided by Mr. Simon Freidin with a few modifications is
>as follows (I actually had 13 variables):
Some approach like that is what you'd want to do.