Little help please

Hi to all .. .. I get an Invalid character (#) error when I sweep this line .. .. can you help .. .. thanks John

<DIV class="DIV1"><td class="DIV1" colspan="#colspanfactor#"><font face=helvetica color="blue" size=#fontparam#>#mid(array_row1[aj][1],3,len(array_row1[aj][1]) - 2)#</font></td></DIV>
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iqbalwaliConnect With a Mentor Commented:
vbDoc,

Add an extra # in front of #.

Thank you.
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honglnCommented:
Can you explain more  detail?
What is the value of variables: colspanfactor, fontparam,array_row1[aj][1], array_row1[aj][1]?

You used <CFOUTPUT>your code...</CFOUTPUT> or not?
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honglnCommented:
Can you explain more  detail?
What is the value of variables: colspanfactor, fontparam,array_row1[aj][1], array_row1[aj][1]?

You used <CFOUTPUT>your code...</CFOUTPUT> or not?
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anandkpCommented:
Hi there,

the best way to get around this is to follow the foll steps.


1. delete the above piece of code by using [Ctrl + X]

2. Mark this area with a comment <!--- code here --->

3. Now code sweep

4. after everythigns fine

5. replace <!--- code here ---> with ur actual code by using [Ctrl + V]

6. there u r - bypassing the error in a smart way.

The reason why this occurs is b'cos of the '#' character.

even i get it many a times - & i follow the above set of simple steps to get around it.

let me know if it helps ...

K'Rgds
Anand
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vbDocAuthor Commented:
iqbalwali,
Where do I add the extra #.
Thanks,
John
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vbDocAuthor Commented:
.... or I should ask .. .. do I add the extra # in front of every # ???
John
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anandkpCommented:
Hi vbDoc,

If u add a extra '#' just for the sake of formatting - then the output u get, wont be the way u want it.

ne-ways the answere to ur last comment is to add extra '#' in front of every '#'  - yes !!

eg #Anand# should become ##Anand## ...

but this would probably only help in formatting & to get ur code to work properly - u'll have to revert back to single '#'.

thats why i had suggested the simple steps ... but its upto u to decide so ...

K'Rgds
Anand
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vbDocAuthor Commented:
It did work when I removed the line .. .. but I had to remove 60 lines <yuck> .. .. but it pays the same. Thanks for the help and comments from the others. John
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