Solved

How to parse a string?

Posted on 2006-10-20
3
226 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
In Coldfusion, I need to parse a delimited string and put it into an array and then later loop through that array.

What is the easiest way to do that?
0
Comment
Question by:futureman
3 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
mkishline earned 25 total points
ID: 17775014
<cfset arr = ArrayNew(1) />
<cfloop index="i" list="#delimitedstring#" delimiter="character_that_serves_as_delimiter">
  <cfset ArrayAppend(arr, i) />
</cfloop>

then to loop through the array later
<cfloop index="J" from="1" to="#ArrayLen(arr)#">
  #arr[j]#
</cfloop>
0
 
LVL 39

Assisted Solution

by:gdemaria
gdemaria earned 25 total points
ID: 17775239
Use the function   "listToArray()"

 <cfset variables.myArray = listToArray(variables.myList)>

 If the list is not comma delimited, add the delimiter..

 Say the delimiter is the pipe  '|'

  <cfset variables.myArray = listToArray(variables.myList, "|")>
0
 

Author Comment

by:futureman
ID: 17775350
Thanks.   That was exactly what I was looking for.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In our day to day coding, how many times have we come across a necessity to check whether a URL is a broken link or not? For those of you that answered countless and are using ColdFusion like myself, then this article is for you.  It will show yo…
When it comes to showing a 404 error page to your visitors, you do not want that generic page to show, and you especially do not want your hosting provider’s ad error page to show either. In this article, I will show you how to enable the custom 40…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to automatically show related posts at the bottom of a blog post in WordPress. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Plugin “Yet Another Related Posts Plugin” will be used. Go to your…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to reset a WordPress password if you are locked out and cannot reset the password. A typical use would be if you cannot access the email to which WordPress would send the password recovery email to…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now