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Hi, my problem is this.  I am storing data coming from a device through my serial port.  Easy huh!  I have viewed the data using the hyper terminal and everything comes in line by line.  Great!  I have my application stroing the data into an Access table and it works great.  However, the data is broken into two different parts.  Well, then I removed all the code dealing with Access and used the immedate window to view what was coming across.  AHHHHH!  What's going on?  The hyper terminal shows the data coming in line by line as such :
PORT  1 MAT    2 OFF LINE         JAN 07, 1999  09:21:23

It looks great in hyper terminal! But why when I view it in the immediate window, it comes across like this

PORT  1 MAT    2 OFF LINE  
        JAN 07, 1999  09:21:23
These are two seperate lines.  I increased the buffer size and made sure that the inbuffer count was big enough to accept this string.  Now I have two records in Access.  Help, I have exhausted my documentation.  Please.
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Have you tried checking all the characters in the string for a chr(13) and/or chr(10) then strip these out?

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by:T38Jet
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obviously there's a carriage return after the E in "OFF LINE"

I tend to agree with jjbyers, but the problem with stripping out carriage returns and/or line feeds is which ones to strip out? (unless you have an exact number of bytes you ALWAYS receive for each record in the table)


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Dim lni as integer
Dim lnPos as integer
For lni = 1 to Len(String)
    If Chr(Mid(lni, String, 1)) < 32 Then
        String = Mid(1, String, lni - 1) + " " + Mid(lni + 1, String, Len(String))
Next


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I would strip all CRLF's out. But you could also replace them with another character using the MID function within a loop.
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