[SOLVED] Extract char/numbers using Mid and Pos function

Issue

I have a string with a value of "String_test|123456"

How can I extract the numbers and characters and put them to another variable
string2 = "String_test" and int = 123456 using Mid / Pos functions.

Thanks!

Solution

Assuming you want a PowerBuilder answer rather than the ones given…
You seem to have a string with a ‘string’ portion and a ‘number’ portion delimited by a pipe character ‘|’. Assuming this is the normal format of the data you find the position of the pipe by:

li_pipepos = Pos(ls_string, '|')

Then the string portion is found thusly:

ls_string_portion = Mid(ls_string, 1, li_pipepos - 1)

The number portion is found:

ls_number_portion = Mid(ls_string, li_pipepos + 1 )

Then you convert the number portion into an integer (watch out since in PB an integer is not very large – i’d use a long instead) by:

ll_number = Long(ls_number_portion)

Now if your data isn’t in a standardized format you will need to loop through all the characters to determine if they are a number or not and then append them to a string variable (one for numbers and another for characters) then finally convert the number string into a number.

Answered By – Matt Balent

Answer Checked By – Clifford M. (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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