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Adding Extension to Written File

Adding Extension to Written File

Adding Extension to Written File

I have a program that reads the name of a file and from the name creates a new file.  It's done by setting the name of the original file as a character variable, x, and then substituting that variable into "FILE=x"

Is there a way to add .txt or .xls or something similar after the x?

RE: Adding Extension to Written File

Yes there is!

Just add   //'.txt'  after the string variable which will concatenate the text string '.txt' on to your string variable


RE: Adding Extension to Written File

You might want that to be something like....

File= TRIM(x)//'.txt'

The above will get rid of the excess spaces at the end of 'x'.  Also... you must make sure you declare x and File to be Character variables of sufficient length.


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