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Is there a way to parse a data like
20|3.5|30|20|3.5|
and display the first number 20 and then add and show the rest  which is 3.5+30+20+3.5 = 57
The data is random sometimes like 44|20|20|36|
it keeps varying but the basic idea is to display the first number and add up the others and show.
Please help.
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Question by:Star79
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by:Ido Millet
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See Split() function in Crystal's online help.  It would give you an array, and you can then loop through it.
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What do you want displayed?

Building on Ido's idea

To display the first number

Split({YourField},'|')[1]

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To sum the remaining
Local StringVar Array myNumbers;
Local Number Var Total;
Local NumberVar Index;

myNumbers := Split({YourField},'|');
Total := 0;
For Index := 2 to UBound(myNumbers) do
    Total := Total + Val(myNumbers[Index]);
Total

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Ido's comment should have received some of the points.  I don't know if I would have come up with the SPLIT function immediately as the solution

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How can I rearrange the points
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