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creating strings

i need to pass a string with combined fields from a trigger buffer

str1        S    50

str1 =  %trim(str1) +  'fld1   ' + fld2 '+...etc;

I am adding those fields in a loop, but when I trim each field the string is
compacted : str1 ='fld1fld2'. I would like to preserve the spaces
IBM System i

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Gary Patterson, CISSP

8/22/2022 - Mon

apply trim to individual fields instead of str1, append ' ' to str1 to separate next field in your loop

I can't because fields  need to have their original padding

  fld1 = %subst( buffer:pos,fldlength) ...etc
i am extrancting them from a buffer (trigger buffer)

i don't understand, if u want to keep those padding and str1 is just a concatenation of all those fields, why u need trimming anything at all?
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William Peck

how about
str1 = %trim(str1) + ' ' +fld
Gary Patterson, CISSP

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