How to count the number of letters in a register



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How to count the number of letters in a register

Postby andersoncarboni » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:48 pm

Hy,

i need to insert a field in a DB2 VARCHAR field, but is necessary know the size of field before insert the data.

My input file has the following data:
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I need count the number of caracters of the string that begins in position 41 without the spaces, in this case the answer will be 18.

thank for the help
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Re: How to count the number of letters in a register

Postby dick scherrer » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:07 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Please do NOT post images - they are more difficult to work with and waste considerable forum space. To get the desired result, use copy/paste and the Code tag.

How did you arrive at 18? Did you mean 31 rather than 41? What is the max length?
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Re: How to count the number of letters in a register

Postby NicC » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:48 pm

Actually, I make it 8 - 'anderson'
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: How to count the number of letters in a register

Postby BillyBoyo » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:04 pm

Fixed-length or variable-length records? The techniques are different, so need to know.
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Re: How to count the number of letters in a register

Postby andersoncarboni » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:58 pm

Sorry for post images, it's my first time here...
In really the character begin in position 31 and not in the 41. The Max Length is 300
Billy Boo it's fixed-length.

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Re: How to count the number of letters in a register

Postby BillyBoyo » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:09 pm

Have a look at this one, it should have enough in it: dfsort-icetool-icegener/topic8981.html#p43880
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Re: How to count the number of letters in a register

Postby andersoncarboni » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:29 pm

BillyBoyo wrote:Have a look at this one, it should have enough in it: dfsort-icetool-icegener/topic8981.html#p43880


thanks for the example, I've done here and it worked correctly
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Re: How to count the number of letters in a register

Postby BillyBoyo » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:34 pm

Good work. Thanks for letting us know. Can you post the code you used, as it may help others in the future.
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