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cpytoimpf  csv file has a blank (space) for empty fields - I need to remove

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I have an AS400 file.  This file has an external descripton on it.  I created a cpytoimpf to send it to a ahared drive that the PC user can acess to get the CSV file.  My only problem is that it is putting a blank space between the commas (, ,)when it should be just comma comma.  I have changed the cpytoimpf to take out all of the leading and trailing spaces, but still get at least one blank for an empty field.  The receiving program takes that as a character....  Other wise known as an error!  What can I do?
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We use the free CRTCSVF command from http://homepage1.nifty.com/uzaemon/

It works much faster than CPYTOIMPF and does not leave spaces for blank fields.
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JanSrIt:

> My only problem is that it is putting a blank space between the commas (, ,)when it should be just comma comma.

Are you wanting [comma comma] for character fields or numeric fields? If it's for character fields, does that mean that you are not using any delimiters such as quote marks? Do you want quotes around character fields when a non-blank value is there?

If you have Qshell installed, you can possibly use the db2 utility to format the lines any way you wish.

Or you might simply use sed from Qshell to edit the lines in your .CSV file, replacing [, ,] with [,,].

That is, generate the .CSV file with CPYTOIMPF as you're doing now; but run sed against it as soon as it's ready.

Tom
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