[thelist] Ereg

Chris Price chris.price at choctaw.co.uk
Fri May 19 04:29:32 CDT 2006


I think you're right.

What I should probably doing is using a tab delimited file.

I can't see a tab being used in the spreadsheet.

The earlier replies are helpful because I've only dabbled in regex but 
that route certainly looks like a hammer to crack a nut.


On Friday, May 19, 2006, at 10:08  am, Ian Anderson wrote:

> Chris Price wrote:
>> Any ideas?
> Don't use a separator that naturally occurs in the data being 
> structured?
> It's almost like you're using "letter a" separated values - you'd have
> the same problems.
> I would see if there was scope to create a string pattern that doesn't
> naturally occur in the data and use that for delimiting the fields.
> Hope this helps

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