Splitting the string to fit in standard text
Often during project developments, there is a need for splitting a string to fit in the standard text. But the standard text can accommodate only 72 characters per line.
We usually end up writing a big code for splitting the string at 72 characters. Instead, the function module G_SPLIT_LINE can be used to split the string to 72 characters. The resultant table can be used for directly updating the standard text. Use the sample code below:
CLEAR str_len .
str_len = strlen( w_string ) .
IF str_len GT split_len .
CALL FUNCTION 'G_SPLIT_LINE'
input_line = w_string
export_lines = split_tab.
* Updating the internal table of structure TLINE
LOOP AT split_tab .
MOVE split_tab-txt_line TO txt_tab-tdline .
APPEND txt_tab .
This was first published in July 2005
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