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[SOLVED] text output not aligning properly
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Hello All,

I am creating a text output file for one of my downstream systems to read.
There are only 2 columns. The data in the columns is not of fixed width.
I have tried output formats TABT and WP.
WP works well for my needs, but the first 2 rows and left column are always empty which is making the downstream system to reject the file even though it has data.
The TABT output doesn't work well because the data is not of fixed width.
Below is a sample code.

SET LINES=999999

FILEDEF lmmclient DISK C:\\WSS.txt
-RUN


TABLE FILE CLIENT
PRINT
CLIENT.CLIENT.ID
CLIENT.CLIENT.NAME
-*ON TABLE SAVE AS lmmclient FORMAT WP NOCC
ON TABLE SAVE AS lmmclient FORMAT TABT
END

Can someone suggest how the data can always start at left most column and first row?
Thanks in advance for the help.

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Does
FORMAT COM

may suits your need ?


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Thanks for the reply Martin.
Formatted by comma unfortunately does not suite the requirements as my downstream system reads multiple feeds in the same format.
I have to match the other feeds.


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I would suggest forcing the width or changing to another format.

XML or ALPHA perhaps.

To force the width add /A{nnn} to the fields


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Whats the common format ?


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Hello Waz,

The output expectation is a text file.
When I try format ALPHA, the spacing issue is gone.
However its counting and printing the number characters before the actual data.
e.g: 000009A-BR-0158 The output should just be A-BR-0158


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Either use a DEFINE or COMPUTE or /{format} to force it to not be variable length fields.


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Thanks Waz. DEFINE helped. However there are no headers.
This is my first time using format ALPHA.
Does it not display headers?


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ALPHA doesn't

You may have to add them in via other methods or check out other formats, there are many.


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Many Thanks Waz.


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