22024RE: [Clip] Merging two files
- Aug 27, 2011I posted the specific method and code that you want two days ago!
At 08/27/2011 09:00, you wrote:
>I want this to be a completely automatic process with no manual
>intervention. It is just one bit in a long string of
>clips. As in my example, I'm just adding page numbers to the end of every
>line. As I mentioned, I have a way to do it,
>but I don't think it's very efficient copying file2 to the bottom of
>file1, then moving each line, one by one, until
>file2 lines are all gone.
>I want a general purpose method, because there are different cases of what
>needs to be done. In some cases, each line in
>file1 and file2 start with the same words, which facilitates the match. In
>other cases, there will be two files with
>simply the same number of lines, but I want the same process to occur
>the contents of file2 appear on the ends of each
>File1 line, but without matching words in file2.
>Using arrays, it would just add the two arrays together in a single
>operation with the contents of array 2 pasted onto
>the ends of the lines in array 1. I just don't know how to code this function.
>File 1 has 10 lines of varying lengths.
>File 2 has 10 lines of varying lengths.
>There is nothing by which to key these lines.
>The clip should place whatever is in file2 on the ends of the file1 lines.
>In yet another example, I want to insert the lines in file2 as standalone
>lines in file1, but in specific, controlled
>locations. Once I have the basic methodology set up, I can modify how it
>works to achieve each need.
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
>Behalf Of loro
>Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2011 07:25
>Subject: Re: [Clip] Merging two files
>John Shotsky wrote:
> >I'm looking for a standard way to add the contents of a file (file2)
> >to the ends of the matching lines of another file.
> >Both files have the same number of lines, and I can begin each line
> >with a number, such as 1., 2., if needed. Or they
> >can both start with a unique text name. There will never be
> >duplicate lines within either file.
>I'd use the Modify Block tools. You just need to see to that the
>lines in the document you want to paste the content of the other one
>into have the same length. Fill them with blanks when needed and add
>extra spaces for margin if you want two separated columns as the
>result of the operation. If you don't want two straight columns, but
>rather want the new line to continue where the first ends, it's easy
>to remove the extraneous spaces afterwards, by Find % Replace or clip.
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