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I have a problem where I am trying to send a site (UPS) series of tracking numbers, and unlike FEDEX which excepts a comma delimited string at the end of the URL string, UPS places URL variables with the numbers to be processed on there side.  So I need to make my string of

"111111111,22222222222,33333333333333,44444444444"

fit into a URL string so it reads

http://wwwapps.ups.com/etracking/tracking.cgi?tracknums_displayed=5&error_carried=yes&TypeOfInquiryNumber=T&HTMLVersion=4.0&sort_by=status&InquiryNumber1=111111111111&InquiryNumber2=2222222222222222&InquiryNumber3=3333333333333333&InquiryNumber4=44444444444&InquiryNumber5=&track=Track.

This means I must parse my string, and place each tracking # correctly into the new URL string.  I am new to Java syntax and am finding this all a bit daunting!

Anyone?
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so do you have a comma delimited list to begin with?

so you want something like this:
    String trackingIDList = "111111111111111,22222222222222222,3333333333333";
    java.util.StringTokenizer st = new java.util.StringTokenizer(trackingIDList, ",");
    int counter = 1;
    String URLString = "http://wwwapps.ups.com/etracking/tracking.cgi?tracknums_displayed=5&error_carried=yes&TypeOfInquiryNumber=T&HTMLVersion=4.0&sort_by=status&track=Track";
    while (st.hasMoreTokens()) {
      URLString += "&InquiryNumber" + counter + "=" + st.nextToken();
      counter++;
    }


trackingIDList is a comma-delimited list.
and URLString is the resulting URL.

If you have an array it makes it even easier:

    int[] trackingIDList = {111111111111111,22222222222222222,3333333333333};
    String URLString = "http://wwwapps.ups.com/etracking/tracking.cgi?tracknums_displayed=5&error_carried=yes&TypeOfInquiryNumber=T&HTMLVersion=4.0&sort_by=status&track=Track";
    for (int i=0; i<trackingIDList.length();i++) {
      URLString += "&InquiryNumber" + (i+1) + "=" + trackingIDList[i];
    }

HTH,
CJ
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by:scotiaceilidh
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Thanks cheekycj,
Let me Digest this and try it.
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by:scotiaceilidh
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Thank you,
I had not yet heard of that way of doing it.  I have learned.  thanks!
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by:cheekycj
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Glad I could help, Thanx for the "A".
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