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I am trying to develop a routine in RPG to search a string for double quotes and replace the character with a single quote.  I will be doing this for several different variables.  
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by:daveslash
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IMHO, the easiest way to do that is to use SQL's "translate" function. You could embed the SQL in your RPG if you like.

Give me a couple minutes, and I'll whip up an example.

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Here you go:
create table deleteme (

  avc varchar(30)

)
 

insert into  deleteme

values('this " has " quotes')
 

select avc

from   deleteme
 

AVC

---

this " has " quotes
 

update deleteme

set    avc = translate(avc, '''', '"')
 

select avc

from   deleteme
 

AVC

---

this ' has ' quotes
 
 

HTH,

DaveSlash

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by:tliotta
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dman462008:

The way to do this will depend on (1) whether the SQL Dev Kit is installed or not, (2) what version/release of RPG you're running, and (3) whether this is RPG IV (ILE) or RPG/400 (OPM).

It _might_ depend on what your programming background is as well. Are you an experienced RPG programmer? Would you prefer binding some C library functions in rather than staying strictly with RPG op-codes? (ILE RPG lets you use the same functions that C can call.)

Can you elaborate?

Tom
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by:theo kouwenhoven
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Hi dman462008,

The RPG solution, sure no problem the XLATE can do that.
See Snippet

Regards,
Murph


D #FROM           C                   CONST('"')

D #TO             C                   CONST('''')

C     #FROM:#TO     XLATE     #INP          #OUT 

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theo kouwenhoven earned 50 total points
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Hi dman462008,

Or a complete callable program that we use (see snippet)
#From and #To are 26 positions, because we use it to put strings from mixed case to upper case :)

Good Luck,
Murph
C     #FROM:#TO     XLATE     #INP          #OUT                     

C                   SETON                                        LR  

                                                                     

C     *ENTRY        PLIST                                            

C                   PARM                    #From            26      

C                   PARM                    #To              26      

C                   PARM                    #Inp            256      

C                   PARM                    #Out            256      

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