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<Vipul>
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I need to divide a 255 char long free format data field into multiple parts (which are delimited by /) and show it as multiple lines in a column on a tabular report some thing like this:

Dollar Amt Tran Details
$10.00 Detail1
Detail2
Detali3
$20.21 Detail1
Detail2
$30.03 Detail1
Detail2

Thanks,
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You will probably be able to use the "MacGyver Technique" to get what you want.

Essentially, you can create as many records as you want from a single record in the file. Each new "record" in the file would be the text that is enclosed between the / characters that you mention. Of course, you will need code to pick out the text between each group and connect it to the "counter".

http://techsupport.informationbuilders.com/tech/cof/cof_tcn_m00.html

There may be other references to MacGyver on IBI's search site, but this one (from Noreen Redded, one of the FocWizards) is pretty straightforward.
 
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Forgot to mention--you would HOLD these new "records" in a HOLD file and then TABLE from the HOLD file instead of the original file.
 
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Sheesh--that's Noreen Redden (too late in the day to proofread successfully).
 
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Thanks Suzy. I will try that and will try not to tell Noreen.
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