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Subject: RE: SET ALTERNATE TO
Thread ID: 104321 Message ID: 104386 # Views: 2 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 6 Category: General VFP Topics
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:40:30 AM         
   


> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am using the following code to create a .txt file.
> >
> > SET ALTERNATE TO &file_name
> > SET ALTERNATE ON
> > SET CONSOLE OFF
> > SCAN
> > .....
> > .....
> > ?string
> > ENDSCAN
> > SET CONSOLE ON
> > SET ALTERNATE OFF
> > CLOSE ALTERNATE
> >
> > I have two little problems I would like to fix:
> >
> > 1. There is a blank line at the very start of the .txt file. Can I lose this programatically?
> >
> > 2. There is a "funny" character directly after (and on the same line as) the last character on the last line. Can I similarly lose this character (it's like a tiny little rectangle with height > width).
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Russell.

>
> Why not use STRTOFILE()? You only get what you want in the file and it's a LOT easier....
>
> Just remember you need to add the CRLF explicitly or else you get one long string....
>
lcOutStr = ""
> SCAN
>   lcOutStr = lcOutStr + [whatever] + CHR(13)+CHR(10)
> ENDSCAN
> STRTOFILE( lcOutStr, (file_name) )  

>
> Regards
> Andy Kramek
> Microsoft MVP (Visual FoxPro)
> Tightline Computers Inc, Akron Ohio, USA


Thanks Andy. I'll add that to the repertoire.

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SET ALTERNATE TO Posted by Russell Hill @ 8/15/2006 5:16:49 AM
RE: SET ALTERNATE TO Posted by Brad Schulz @ 8/15/2006 5:24:11 AM
RE: SET ALTERNATE TO Posted by Russell Hill @ 8/15/2006 5:56:42 AM
RE: SET ALTERNATE TO Posted by Andy Kramek @ 8/15/2006 12:49:11 PM
RE: SET ALTERNATE TO Posted by Russell Hill @ 8/16/2006 12:40:30 AM