Feb 112008
 

A while back I posted a solution that helped me extract the value from a repeating loop designated by a qualifier.  I’ve seen this come up many times with EDI, either you’re extracting a ST or ship-to information or a REF reference information.  Although my previous solution worked it involved adding 4 functiods and changing data within the scripting functiod depending on the Qualifier.  I’ve simplified it to only require 3 functoids and no need for adjusting the script inside of the functoid. 

 

Here’s an example of what your 3 functoid would look like.

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1.  Add a “^” before and after the Qualifier

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2.  The scope of the Cumulative Concatenate Functoid should be 1.

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3.  The Scripting Functoid Input will be the Qualifier you’re wanting to find and the output from the Cumulative Concatenate functoid.

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4.  Finally Insert the following code into the Scripting Functoid (Inline Visual Basic .NET)

Public Function RepeatingLoopWithQualifier_1(ByVal Qualifier As String, ByVal All_Qualifiers_and_Values_Concatonated As String) As String 'All_Qualifiers_and_Values_Concatonated Expects a Commulative Concatonated String of all 'Qualifers preceded by a "^" and Values preceded by a "^" for example ^ST^912 Summer DR.^BT^4312 W. Powell Dim QualifierLocation As Integer = All_Qualifiers_and_Values_Concatonated.IndexOf("^" + Qualifier + "^") Dim QualifierandValueSplit As String() 'If Qualifier is found, find the corresponding Value, else Return "" If QualifierLocation >= 0 Then QualifierandValueSplit = All_Qualifiers_and_Values_Concatonated.Substring(QualifierLocation + 1, All_Qualifiers_and_Values_Concatonated.Length - (QualifierLocation + 1)).Split("^") Return QualifierandValueSplit(1) Else Return "" End If End Function

Here’s the same logic in C#

public string RepeatingLoopWithQualifier_1(string str_Qualifier, string str_AllQualifiers_and_Values_Concatonated) { string[] _ary = str_AllQualifiers_and_Values_Concatonated.Split(new char[] {'^'}); string result = ""; if (str_AllQualifiers_and_Values_Concatonated.IndexOf("^" + str_Qualifier.Trim() + "^")>-1) for (int i=0; i< _ary.Length; i++) { if (_ary[i] == str_Qualifier.Trim()) result = _ary[i+1]; } return result; }