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If you specify *ALLSEP as the third operand of %SPLIT, a substring is removed for every separator.
For documentation on this enhancement, see
- What's new since 7.5: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/ssw_ibm_i_75/rzasl/rpgrelv7r5post.htm
- What's new since 7.4: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/ssw_ibm_i_74/rzasl/rpgrelv7r4post.htm
For information about the PTFs you need for this enhancement, see https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6982241
Note: You need a PTF for the RPG runtime on the system where you run a program that uses the *ALLSEP support for %SPLIT.
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This is needed. I have already my custom proc of course but having this as standard should produce more elegant code.
I.e. useful for example to parse EDI language where you get multi elements separated by "+" and you need to keep positioning in the splitted string i.e. "LIN+1:3++++TEST++DE+1"
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The enhancement would most likely be to add an optional third parameter indicating that all separators should be considered.
I think this is needed but perhaps *ALL would be a better choice for the extra parm? Alternatively use a different BIF name rather than overload %split().