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Status Submitted
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 11, 2024

Clean string of control/unprintable characters < x'40'

Please either create a new BIF, or, supply a new, special value for the first parm of %scanrpl, that will replace all "unprintable", or control, characters in a string with a specified string. An unprintable, or control, character is any character less than x'40'.


MyText = %scanrpl(*control: ' ': MyText); // replace all control characters with a space

MyText = %scanrpl(*control: '?': MyText); // replace all control characters with a '?'

MyText = %rplctl('*': MyText [:start :end :charcount_option]); // replace all control characters with a '*', new BIF

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
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    May 8, 2024

    see and vote https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-4074

    for a more general solution to this issues