xcaliber13

Little help with StringStripWS

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Could someone help with this problem I am having?

Data looks like this:

Name            Address             City          State

Name            Address             City                           State

Name           Address              City     State

What I am trying to do is strip the white spaces between  City and State

Global $iData
_FileReadToArray('C:\Temp\temp.txt', $iData)
Local $iFinalData[UBound($iData)]
For $i = 0 To UBound($iData) -1
    $iFinalData[$i] = StringReplace($iData[$i], "STATE", StringStripWS("STATE", $STR_STRIPALL), 0)
Next
_FileWriteFromArray('C:\Temp\temp.txt', $iFinalData, Default, Default)

The above code does not strip the white spaces.   Where am I going wrong?    Thank you

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Providing an extract of the real file would allow a really serious help ...

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I'd even add: provide as well in high priority the most pathological examples you can find/imagine.

Let me start and tell us how you're going to determine what are the different components of this record (guessing US):

Joe      Hunter    Garrett  3rd   4050         Pink    Rabbit    with    Blue   Eyes       avenue   87901    Truth   or     Consequences       New       Mexico


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