Create a comma separated string with quotes?

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Create a comma separated string with quotes?

Postby xprimexinverse » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:10 am

Hi everyone,

I would like to use the import command in an automated way and to do this I need to pass in the string values for the column head names as options.

For example, below I pass three strings into the colheadnames option of the import command.

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colheadnames=("Name","Unit_code","Unit_description")

However, the above example is hard coded and I don't want to do this. What I'd like to do is pass all of these individual strings in as a single string variable (or single argument).

For example, I'd like to be able to do this:

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%colheadnames = "Name","Unit_code","Unit_description"
colheadnames = (%colheadnames)


Any ideas?

Thanks,
Graeme
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Re: Create a comma separated string with quotes?

Postby EViews Gareth » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:12 am

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%colheadnames = """Name"",""Unit_code"",""Unit_description"""
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Re: Create a comma separated string with quotes?

Postby xprimexinverse » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:14 pm

Thanks very much, Gareth! :D

Works a charm!


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