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Strings longer than the editor window

Former Member
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HI !

I want to define a char variable and fill it with a string

like

DATA: myString type CHAR255.

myString = 'ashgdfhgashdf dhfghasdf sd hdsf'.

but the editor automatically makes a linefeat and shows an error if i want to aktivate it.

editor makes something like that:

myString = 'ashgdfhgashdf dhfghasdf

sd hdsf'.

Can i insert a sign or something else to write strings longer than about 80 chars??

mfg Markus

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VXLozano
Active Contributor
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If you are able to write the entire string in a single line, you can do something like:

mystring =

'ldkfjldskjfsldfkjdslfkjdslfkjdsfdsf'.

If not, I think you will need to use concatenate.

mystring = 'part1 of text'.

CONCATENATE mystring 'part2 of text'

INTO mystring.

CONCATENATE mystring 'part3 of text'

INTO mystring.

Many times as needed.

Wish it helps.

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Former Member
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Hi Markus,

Up to 4.6 the editor is limited to 72 char. But you can use the CONCATENATE statement to accomplish this...

Regards,

John.

VXLozano
Active Contributor
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If you are able to write the entire string in a single line, you can do something like:

mystring =

'ldkfjldskjfsldfkjdslfkjdslfkjdsfdsf'.

If not, I think you will need to use concatenate.

mystring = 'part1 of text'.

CONCATENATE mystring 'part2 of text'

INTO mystring.

CONCATENATE mystring 'part3 of text'

INTO mystring.

Many times as needed.

Wish it helps.

ssimsekler
Active Contributor
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Hi

I guess you can use: (That is use ampersand character to concatenate literals)

myString = 'abcdefghijklmnopqr' &
'stuxwyz' .

*--Serdar

Former Member
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Hi Markus,

You might know this already but still try changing the user specific settings of the Editor. Just uncheck the default length 72.

HTH,

Zubair