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BrianK

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Jan 19, 2017

Combine many strings into one.

Hi guys,

 

I've a list as per below of string names. I want to concantanate  the value of each string in the list, into one combined string. So the result of below would be a string who's value would be "This is a sentence". 

 

How would I code this ? 

 

Begining = "This";
Middle = "is a";
End = "sentence"
StringList = {"Begining","Middle", "End"};
4 REPLIES
txnelson

Super User

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Jun 22, 2012

Re: Combine many strings into one.

Here is a simple solution

Names Default To Here( 1 );
Begining = "This";
Middle = "is a";
End = "sentence";
StringList = {"Begining", "Middle", "End"};
Sentence = Eval( Parse( StringList[1] ) );
For( i = 2, i <= N Items( stringList ), i++,
	Sentence = Sentence || " " || Eval( Parse( StringList[i] ) )
);
Show( sentence );
Jim
markbailey

Staff

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Jun 23, 2011

Re: Combine many strings into one.

Select Help > Scripting Index and look up the character string function Concat Items().

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txnelson

Super User

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Jun 22, 2012

Re: Combine many strings into one.

better than my solution....thanks Mark

Jim
markbailey

Staff

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Jun 23, 2011

Re: Combine many strings into one.

Better? That depends. There are many convenient JSL functions. If their requirements are suitable and their results meet the requirements, then they are better. The general solution that you posted is much more flexible when that counts.

Learn it once, use it forever!