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' EXPORTING input_line = w_string TABLES 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 . ENDLOOP .

ELSE. ......... ENDIF.

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This was first published in July 2005

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