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22398RE: [Clip] Re: Trying to Learn how to make a clip

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  • John Shotsky
    Jan 5, 2012
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      The best way to learn is to take a clip and play with it. Find something that is close and try to tailor it to your
      needs. You'll have to start simple, but you need to understand the basics to understand the higher points. This is a
      challenging system, because there is almost nothing you can't do to a text file with it.

      What has helped me learn, probably more than anything, is using the Find dialog with regex checked, and tweaking things
      until it finds what I want. If it doesn't find anything, shorten it a bit until it finds part of what you want, then add
      to it to get more of it. Once you have something that works, save it, and use it in the future, with modifications, to
      do something else. I write almost no clips from scratch � I always copy something that works, and tweak it for a new
      need. That way, you eliminate a lot of careless mistakes, which can be hair pulling with this syntax.

      I can't tell you how many times I've had 'd' instead of \d in a long find, and how long I had to look to spot the
      missing \. Of course, I have thousands of lines of connected code, so finding the ONE that is causing a problem takes a
      little effort itself. Often, it takes far longer to find a problem than to fix it.

      Regards,
      John
      RecipeTools Web Site: <http://recipetools.gotdns.com/> http://recipetools.gotdns.com/

      From: ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of bozlawless
      Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 19:49
      To: ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Clip] Re: Trying to Learn how to make a clip


      John thank you for the tip I hate that i ask for so much help but someday I may understand better

      --- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ntb-clips%40yahoogroups.com> , "John Shotsky" <jshotsky@...> wrote:
      >
      > The best way to get help is to post part of the input, and the exact output you are looking for. Often, you will get
      > what you ask for, rather than what you MEANT to ask for. Type it out in the question to help you frame what you really
      > want.
      >
      > Regards,
      > John
      > RecipeTools Web Site: <http://recipetools.gotdns.com/> http://recipetools.gotdns.com/
      >
      > From: ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ntb-clips%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com
      <mailto:ntb-clips%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of bozlawless
      > Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 19:15
      > To: ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ntb-clips%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [Clip] Re: Trying to Learn how to make a clip
      >
      >
      > This works but it puts everything on one long line can you kinda break this down so i can get a idea whats going on? I
      > think I need a carriage return @ the ";1 but not sure how
      >
      > --- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ntb-clips%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:ntb-clips%40yahoogroups.com> , Don
      <don@> wrote:
      > >
      > > ^!Set %Variable_One%="^$GetDocMatchAll("(Latitude = .*)";1)$"
      > > ^!Select All
      > > ^%Variable_One%
      > > ^!Replace "Latitude = " >> "" ACIWS
      > > ^!Replace " Longitude = " >> "|" ACIWS
      > >
      > >
      > > On 1/5/2012 8:36 PM, bozlawless wrote:
      > > > IH 35 - Northbound, approximately 2 miles south of Salado, midway between Austin and Waco
      > > > Latitude = 30.9001 Longitude = -97.5623
      > > > Milepost: 281
      > > > Location
      > > >
      > > > US 385 - North Bound, North of Andrews
      > > > Latitude = 32.5191 Longitude = -102.6121
      > > >
      > > > IH 35 - Northbound, approximately 2 miles south of Salado, midway between Austin and Waco
      > > > Latitude = 30.9001 Longitude = -97.5623
      > > > Milepost: 281
      > > >
      > > > IH 35 - Southbound, approximately 2 miles south of Salado, midway between Austin and Waco
      > > > Latitude = 30.9137 Longitude = -97.5508
      > > > Milepost: 282
      > > >
      > > > US 281, approximately 9 miles south of Falfurrias, southwest of Corpus Christi.
      > > > Latitude = 27.0942 Longitude = -98.1464
      > > > Features
      > > >
      > > > 2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms
      > > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
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      >



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