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need space when concatenating

hello gurus

i want a space befor my hyphen and after the hyphen,

i tried using ' ' before and after the hyphen but i dont see any space...how to do that???

plz help

concatenate wa_Fin-a '- ' wa_fin-b into wa_fin-c.

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I was going to reject this post, but saw the question about 5 spaces, so I decided it's sufficiently different to remain.

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concatenate wa_Fin-a ' - ' wa_fin-b into wa_fin-c .
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> concatenate wa_Fin-a space '-'  space  wa_fin-b into wa_fin-c .

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> regards,

> Gurpreet

Nonsense. Have you tried it?

To the original poster. Concatenate ignores (removes) trailing spaces from the components. ( Generally - there are some exceptions in later releases, read F1 help for more info. ). If you need to retain spaces, or add extra ones in, try something like this

CONCATENATE field1 '#####-#####' field2 INTO output.
TRANSLATE output USING '# '.

matt

Edited by: Matt on Apr 2, 2009 8:21 AM

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