03-02-2012 04:14 AM
I agree with Hoz, prxchange is the way to do this. A slight modification to Hoz's code will replace any number of consecutive * to a single *.
txt = prxchange('s/\*+/*/',-1,name);
03-02-2012 04:57 AM
Using a regular expression with prxchange() is for sure a very powerful way of modifying a string.
Considering that it's such a simple text pattern and the question is asked in the "Getting started" forum using a function like TRANSTRN() is also acceptable.