Removing items from a delimited list

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redfield
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Removing items from a delimited list

Post by redfield » Mon May 13, 2019 6:40 pm

Hi guys,
I am trying to remove certain chars from a delimited list, thought this would be really easy, but I'm failing.

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combine theList using comma
# answer theList gives a,b,c,d,e,f,g,...z

put b,f into theItems

repeat for each item x in theItems
	put offset(x, theList) into y
	delete item y of theList
end repeat
Seemingly the delimiters are taken into account, so that the Offset result for 'b' for example, is 3 (a , b) instead of 2 (a b) :( .

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Re: Removing items from a delimited list

Post by Klaus » Mon May 13, 2019 6:49 pm

Hi redfield,

yes, "offset" is a CHARACTER offset, you want to use:

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repeat for each item x in theItems
   put ITEMoffset(x, theList) into y
...
That will work as advertized! :-)


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Re: Removing items from a delimited list

Post by dunbarx » Mon May 13, 2019 7:04 pm

Hi.

What Klaus said.

Now check out "offset" in the dictionary. There are a dozen different forms, each tailored to your needs.

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Re: Removing items from a delimited list

Post by redfield » Mon May 13, 2019 7:52 pm

Ouch - I knew it would hurt :? !
Thank you so much Klaus!

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Re: Removing items from a delimited list

Post by redfield » Mon May 13, 2019 7:56 pm

dunbarx wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Now check out "offset" in the dictionary. There are a dozen different forms, each tailored to your needs.
Yes I see now. Only read the description of "offset" the whole time, without paying attention to further suggestions in the Name column of the dictionary :roll: .

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Re: Removing items from a delimited list

Post by Klaus » Mon May 13, 2019 8:16 pm

redfield wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Ouch - I knew it would hurt :? !
Thank you so much Klaus!
Don't worry, I won't tell anyone! 8)

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