CONDENSE


Basic form

CONDENSE c.

Addition




... NO-GAPS

Effect

Shifts the contents of the field c to the left, so that each word is separated by exactly one blank.

Example

DATA: BEGIN OF NAME, TITLE(8), VALUE 'Dr.', FIRST_NAME(10), VALUE 'Michael', SURNAME(10), VALUE 'Hofmann', END OF NAME. CONDENSE NAME. WRITE NAME.

produces the output:

Dr. Michael Hofmann

Addition

... NO-GAPS

Effect

Suppresses all blanks from the field c

Example

DATA: BEGIN OF NAME, TITLE(8), VALUE 'Dr.', FIRST_NAME(10), VALUE 'Michael', SURNAME(10), VALUE 'Hofmann', END OF NAME. CONDENSE NAME NO-GAPS.

The contents of NAME is now " Dr.MichaelHofmann ".

Since the field string NAME is interpreted and handled like a type C field, the CONDENSE statement treats it as a whole and ignores any sub-fields. The contents of the component field would therefore now be as follows:

NAME-TITLE = 'Dr.Micha'
NAME-FIRST_NAME = 'elHofmann '
NAME-SURNAME = ' '

Note

Do not use CONDENSE to manipulate field strings that include fields not of type C. This could result in these component fields containing characters of a different (i.e. incorrect) type.
Related SHIFT , CONCATENATE , REPLACE , SPLIT

Note

Performance
The runtime required to condense three fields is about 20 msn (standardized micooseconds). The variant ... NO-GAPS needs about 12 msn.

Index
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