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Hi,

Starting point :       1.2.3,2.3.4
Desired outcome:  {1.2.3,2.3.4}

Problem :
$ cat test2.ksh 
#!/bin/ksh
MYVAL="1.2.3,4.5.6"
echo ${MYVAL}
echo {${MYVAL}
echo ${MYVAL}}
echo {${MYVAL}}

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$ ./test2.ksh 
1.2.3,4.5.6
{1.2.3,4.5.6
1.2.3,4.5.6}
1.2.3 4.5.6

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What gives with the last line ??
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try

echo \{$MYVAL\}
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by:Tintin
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or simply

echo "{$MYVAL}"

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