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@Explode in agent

This tip gives you the code for @Explode for use in an agent or to perform a query_string variable.

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Move it on script library and use this code when you need @Explode in an agent or when you need to perform a Query_String variable.

Function getURLargs
(query As String,pattern As
 String, flag As Integer) As Variant
 '************** S.Sinelnikov 2003 
 'this function return array of arguments 
from Query_String or another string variable (query).
 ' If flag=false, it works as @Explode(query,pattern), 
 ' if flag=true, return list of arguments (&arg=) value. 
 'For example:
 ' getURLargs("&uid=","openAgent&del=20
 'returns array of string 10,12
 'if query hasn't pattern return Empty Value
 Dim i,j  As Integer
 Dim args() As String
 'this loop counts number of arguments
 While Strrightback(query,pattern,1,i)<>""
 'next code executes if anything pattern 
was find in query
 If I>1 Then
  Redim args(i-2)
 'this loop stored values of arguments in "args" array
  For j=0 To i-2
 'this code transform values of arguments, 
because args(2) from comment 
has value "12&cat=jachts"
  If flag Then
   Forall p In args
    If Instr(1,p,"&")>0 Then
    End If
   End Forall
  End If
 End If
End Function


I think the Evaluate statement is underrated by many LotusScript-only developers. That whole script could be done with one Evaluate statement:

Function getURLargs (query as String, 
pattern as String)
   args = Evaluate(|@Trim(@Right
(@Explode("| & query & |"; "&"); "| &
   pattern & |"))|)
   getURLargs = args
End Function
And now that most of the memory leak issues have been solved, I use Evaluate a lot for just this type of thing.

-- Robert A.


This tip attempts to duplicate @Explode functionality already available in LotusScript. The LotusScript equivalent of @Explode is the "Split" function available with ND6.

-- Gene K.

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