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VBS Script to remove carriage returns from large file.

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As you can see in this the example above are many carriage returns and I need to remove them all. I have attached the vbs code that I tried with no change to the file.
Remove--returns.vbs
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Question by:dondudley
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Are you certain the target file has CRLF as its line endings? Perhaps the file only uses LF, at which point your Replace call would not find anything.
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Here is an example of the original code and notice that it only has one extra carriage return.

2.80;176;4.93;01/20/2012
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00904-5125-59
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In my file it is all together in a text file and where the 59; is there is actually a carriage return between the 9 and the semicolon but here is shows different but that is what I need to remove.
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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Try altering line 9 to:

strNewText = Replace(Replace(strText, chr(013), ""), chr(010), "")   ' chr(010) = line feed chr(013) = carriage return 

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by:dondudley
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Tried it but didn't seem to work. I would like to send the original file to you but it is business confidential. Is there anyway I can get the file to you without anyone seeing it?

Thanks,
Don
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dondudley earned 0 total points
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I did get it to work, sorry I must have had something wrong but it is working now.

Thank you very much.

Don
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by:dondudley
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It was a great catch in the code and he fixed it first try.

Thanks again,
Don
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