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# Treat Consecutive Delimiters as One

Posted on 2002-03-05
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I'm using the following code to import a space
delimited file. Works fine if there is only
one space. How can I import files with a varied
number of spaces?
Line Input #s1, strField
ary1 = Split(strField, " ")
outFields = UBound(ary1)
str1 = ary1(0)
str2 = ary1(1)
str3 = ary1(2)
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Question by:nschulz777
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crazyman earned 200 total points
ID: 6841803
Option Explicit
Function CompactSpaces(strText As String) As String
Dim strTemp As String
strTemp = strText
While InStr(strTemp, "  ") > 0
strTemp = Replace(strTemp, "  ", " ")
Wend
CompactSpaces = strTemp
End Function

Line Input #s1, strField
ary1 = Split(CompactSpaces(strField), " ")
outFields = UBound(ary1)
str1 = ary1(0)
str2 = ary1(1)
str3 = ary1(2)

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Expert Comment

ID: 6842135
Add a reference to Microsoft VBScript Regular Expressions

Line Input #s1, strField

Set m_RegExp = New VBScript_RegExp_55.RegExp
With m_RegExp
.Pattern = " +"    'Look for more than one blank
.Global = True
strField = .Replace(strField, " ")
End With
Set m_RegExp = Nothing

ary1 = Split(strField, " ")
outFields = UBound(ary1)
str1 = ary1(0)
str2 = ary1(1)
str3 = ary1(2)

Anthony
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Author Comment

ID: 6849258
Took me awhile to have time to try your code,
works perfectly,
Thanks
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