RE: string question
thanks for the clues... unfortunately, everything is variable (length and punctuation). I'll try your and Michael's solution and report back on the progess. Once again, thanks. David -----Original Message----- From: Jeni Tennison [mailto:mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 08:10 To: David Santamauro Cc: Xsl-List Subject: Re: string question Hi David, >>From this xml (those IP persons might recognize this): > <b310>08/773,384</b310> > > I need: > PR_08/773,384 PR_08 PR_773 PR_384 > > Basically, all punctuation (and spaces) are "segment" delimiters. Starting > with entire content, each segment is then prefixed with PR_. Any help would > be greatly appreciated. Assuming that your strings are always of the form: DD/DDD,DDD (where D is a digit) you could use: PR_<xsl:value-of select="b310" /> PR_<xsl:value-of select="substring(b310, 1, 2)" /> PR_<xsl:value-of select="substring(b310, 4, 3)" /> PR_<xsl:value-of select="substring(b310, 8, 3)" /> If the lengths of the different parts of the strings can vary, then you need to use substring-before() and substring-after(): PR_<xsl:value-of select="b310" /> PR_<xsl:value-of select="substring-before(b310, '/')" /> PR_<xsl:value-of select="substring-before( substring-after(b310, '/'), ',')" /> PR_<xsl:value-of select="substring-after( substring-after(b310, '/'), ',')" /> If there can be more parts to the string, then you need a recursive solution. If that's the case, then can you write a general pattern for the string, and we'll try to work something out? I hope that helps, Jeni --- Jeni Tennison http://www.jenitennison.com/ XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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