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Re: Iterate thru text nodes, finding total string-length, Then trim to only 240 char in total for output

From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dimitren@---.---.-->
Date: 5/7/2005 9:04:00 PM
substring(/, 1, 240)

Dimitre Novatchev

"Mary Mormann" <mmormann@t...> wrote in message 
> Hello,
> I have a problem I am trying to solve which I hope someone can help. I 
> have
> the below xml data. I want to review the combined length and then
> make sure when I transform the data to a .txt file that only 240char of 
> the
> combined TextLine data is written to the output.
> I have found that I can get the total length of the TextLine data with the
> string-length() function.
> <xsl:variable name="lengthtest" select="."></xsl:variable>
> Length is:<xsl:value-of select="string-length($lengthtest)"/>
> But am having trouble triming the TextLine data to output only 240 char in
> Total for all Mark Packages. I tried sub-string(var,1,240) but it is only
> trimming each line_no's text. Can someone help point me in the correct
> direction?
> <Mark_Packages>
> <TextLine line_no="1">Let&apos;s see how long this will work with line
> number one and if I need to see how long this one is to strip off part of
> the data.</TextLine>
> <TextLine line_no="2">Then I am on Line #2 now and I want to see what the
> length is here. I keep typing and this should be a good test</TextLine>
> <TextLine line_no="3">So then I am</TextLine>
> <TextLine line_no="4"> on Line 3 and I keep typing, now I will
> stop.</TextLine>
> </Mark_Packages>
> Thanks,
> Mary


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