Updated: 1/18/2022, 5:31:44 PM
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This function counts the number of field elements in a string that are separated by a specified delimiter. It takes the general form:
- expression1 evaluates to a string in which fields are to be counted.
- expression2 evaluates to the delimiter string used to count the fields.
- The delimiter string may consist of more than one character.
- If expression1 is a NULL string, the function returns a value of zero.
- The delimiter string may consist of any character, including system delimiters such as field marks or value marks.
An example of use is as follows:
alphaString = "A : B : C : D" CRT "The result of DCOUNT(alphaString, ':') is " : DCOUNT(alphaString, ':') CRT "The result of COUNT(alphaString, ':') is " : COUNT(alphaString, ':')
The above code will result in the following output:
The result of DCOUNT(alphaString, ':') is 4 The result of COUNT(alphaString, ':') is 3
Note the difference in result returned by the COUNT function
See also: COUNT.
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