Is there a way to force 1) a string to be a certain length, & 2) if there is a ",1" or a ",2" they MUST be in the last 2 positions. In VB it would be similar to this: TxtStr = left(txtStr & Space(40),40) then tack the ,1 or ,2 on the end. Please don't stone me for the VB, I'm trying very hard to learn java. ; ) Thanks. -Bill.
Hi, Bill - We only throw rubber stones here. They don't hurt! The only way I know to do what you want is to create a StringBuffer with the required size. If you need a String object instead of a StringBuffer, then invoke the StringBuffer object's toString() method to return a String object. (Hmm. My theory isn't working! The toString() method interprets the first null character as the end of the string. I hope someone else out there can help us both!) Hope that helps! And welcome to Java. [ November 04, 2003: Message edited by: Jeff Bosch ]
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Hi Bill, Combine Jeff's idea, please try the follow method, it create a StringBuffer, pad the content to a desired size, then call toString() to return a String that is aligned to right. HTH
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Jeff/chi, Thanks for the help. Now that I think about it, a string BUFFER sounds like what I should be using ANYWAY. In COBOL (forgive me) a buffer implied I/O, which is what I'm after. Of course, objects hadn't been invented yet. We thought object was just unreadable code. HA!HA! Thanks again, -Bill.