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Import Infile "space"

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Import Infile "space"

hi, doubts about 'infile'

when im importing a string, for example, with length 10 and it starts with a space
" ricardo"
i'd like to import that space too but im not getting it possible?
after importing it, it brings me only 7 characters and delete those spaces....

thanks !!!!

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Re: Import Infile "space"

Use the $char informat on your input statement instead of $. If your string is 10 long then use $char10. as your informat. $char retains leading blanks but $ does not.

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Re: Import Infile "space"

I'll try it tomorrow at work.... thanks so much :smileygrin:

anyway, I took a print to explain it better


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