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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 29, 2021

%join() to catenate strings to one string

In Java there is the method join() to catenate strings into one string including a delimiter. I would like to have a function like this.

For example
%join( '/' : 'dir' : 'subdir' : 'file.txt')
resulting in the string 'dir/subdir/file.txt'

or if you have an array myArray with variable length characters containing the values ('dir', 'subdir' , 'file.txt') then
%join( '/' : myArray)
should result in the string 'dir/subdir/file.txt'


Use Case:

%join() combined with %split() could be used to eliminate duplicate spaces or characters in a string.

If you have a field myField with the string
'this....is....a....test' you could do this
%join(' ' : %split( myField : '.' ))
and the resulting string would be
'this is a test'


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Nov 18, 2021

    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.