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  Very simple. How do I convert an array of char to a string variable? I have a variable x which is declared as array[1..200] of char and I have a string variable y. I simply want the contents of x to go into y. I tried the 'Strpas' function to convert a null-terminated string to Pascal type sting but it gave me an error 'Incompatible types : Array and PChar'. There must be an easy way to do this. Can you help?

Cheers!
   Shawn Halfpenny
   drumme59@sprint.ca
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Hi aztec

in fact, you mustn't convert the types. You simply can use
y:=x; that fills y with all 200 chars of x. if you want to get
only a few of the chars, use y:=copy(x,StartIndex,Count);

regards
rene100
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You are quite right! Thanks!

I mistakenly entered the same question as this twice. Can someone delete the other one?

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   Shawn
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