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[SOLVED] Replacing an ampersand with &|

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February 18, 2020, 02:11 PM
ccollier
[SOLVED] Replacing an ampersand with &|
I am currently printing a report that contains the employers of people. Some employers have a '&' in their name, which ruins things. I am currently using
 STRREP(60, EMPLOYER, 1, '&', 2, '&|', 61, EMPLOYER); 
which is supposed to replace an ampersand with &|, but it still does not work. Is there any other way to do this?

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February 18, 2020, 02:44 PM
Waz
Try adding an extra pipe.

STRREP(60, EMPLOYER, 1, '&', 2, '&||', 61, EMPLOYER);



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February 18, 2020, 02:44 PM
Frans
is it being ruined with a .EVAL or something? Do you have a sample of th ecode where it breaks?


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February 18, 2020, 03:22 PM
Hallway
You could try the simplified replace function as well:
  
REPLACE(EMPLOYER, '&', '&|amp;')



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February 18, 2020, 03:31 PM
Hallway
You could also try the HEXBYT function to replace the amper
 
REPLACE(EMPLOYER, '&', HEXBYT(38, 'A1') )
 



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February 19, 2020, 09:01 AM
Berny
I've dealt with this. Webfocus won't allow you to search for &, but you can get around that by telling it search for the &| with the | removed. Example below:

Part one - search for this character
STRIP(2, '&|', '|', 'A1')

Part Two - use replace characters searching for character in part one
REPLACE(EMPLOYER, part_one , '&||');

Full code
REPLACE(EMPLOYER, STRIP(2, '&|', '|', 'A1'), '&||');


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February 20, 2020, 10:04 AM
ccollier
I used a bit of Hallway's first solution. I still used STRREP but used &|amp; instead of just &| and it worked.


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