Count specific character in a line (check CSV file)

Count specific character in a line (check CSV file)

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    Dec 11, 2007#1

    I need to write couple of macros to do the following.

    1. count the number of | in 1st line of file and somehow let me know the total (display window?)

    2. search remainder of document for lines with more than the total returned in step 1.

    currently I count by hand and then use a macro searching for

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    *|*|*|......
    with *| being used for each | I need to find.

    Some of the files have a large number of | though and manual counting is prone to error.

    so far my few skill have proved unable to create a macro that will count a character in a single line

    I know I can run a search for whole file and get it to "count all"... but how do i specify for a single line? unless something like

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    Loop
    while EOL = false 
    Find "|"
    End Loop
    Thanks in advance

    Version of UE is 11.10a

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      Re: Count specific character in a line

      Dec 11, 2007#2

      So you want a CSV file check macro as requested also at forum topic Counting TABs in a line and others would like to have too. I have already downloaded the CSV specification as described at Wikipedia - Comma-separated values, but did not start to write the macro because it is really not easy, especially in the macro environment. It's much easier with a script, but still not simple.

      According to the macro I have posted at Counting TABs in a line here is something similar for you using | as delimiter instead of tabs and works on the number of | in the first line instead of a fixed number.

      It works only for files with DOS line terminations. Replace all ^p with ^n if you have a UNIX file opened in UNIX mode.

      The line with wrong number of columns will start after macro execution with !!! . It is a quick and dirty solution which works only for simple CSV files with no specials like | inside "...".

      The macro was only tested with UE v13.20a on a small example I have quickly created.

      The macro property Continue if a Find with Replace not found or Continue if search string not found must be checked for this macro.

      InsertMode
      ColumnModeOff
      HexOff
      UnixReOff
      Bottom
      IfColNum 1
      Else
      "
      "
      EndIf
      Top
      Find RegExp "%»"
      Replace All "MaRkErChAr1"
      Find "«"
      Replace All "MaRkErChAr2"
      Find "^p"
      Replace All "«^p"
      DupeLine
      Top
      SelectLine
      Find RegExp "[~|^p]"
      Replace All SelectText ""
      Top
      SelectLine
      Find "|"
      Replace All SelectText "[~|«]++|"
      Top
      "%^("
      Key END
      "«^)"
      Clipboard 9
      StartSelect
      Key HOME
      Cut
      EndSelect
      Find RegExp "^c"
      Replace All "»^1"
      Delete
      Paste
      Key LEFT ARROW
      Key LEFT ARROW
      Key LEFT ARROW
      "[~|«]+"
      Key END
      StartSelect
      Key HOME
      Cut
      EndSelect
      Delete
      Find RegExp "^c"
      Replace All "»^1"
      Find RegExp "%^([~»]*^)«"
      Replace All "!!!^1«"
      Find RegExp "%»"
      Replace All ""
      Find RegExp "«$"
      Replace All ""
      Find MatchCase RegExp "%MaRkErChAr1"
      Replace All "»"
      Find MatchCase "MaRkErChAr2"
      Replace All "«"
      ClearClipboard
      Clipboard 0

      Add UnixReOn or PerlReOn (v12+ of UE) at the end of the macro if you do not use UltraEdit style regular expressions by default - see search configuration. Macro command UnixReOff sets the regular expression option to UltraEdit style.
      Best regards from an UC/UE/UES for Windows user from Austria

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        Re: Count specific character in a line

        Dec 20, 2007#3

        thank you...

        your a life saver