August 27th, 2013, 11:23 AM
SPacing in PERL
Hello, new to this forums and hoping to learn a lot!
I am trying to add a blank space to a variable in PERL, see code below between the 2 hash tags:
Problem is, when i run the script (btw this is for an email i am developing) the platform I am using, EPSILSON DREAM email tool, is not rendering the space, so the result looks like "1000" not "1 000"
Any idea of how I can accomplish this? Sorry for my lack of technical knowledge here, new to PERL.
August 27th, 2013, 11:27 AM
That's not valid perl code.
Please post your real perl code and provide more details on what you need to accomplish.
August 27th, 2013, 11:41 AM
Thanks for the quick reply, as for if its valid or not im not sure, i'll go by what you say but this is code that this company i work for has used for years.
What i am trying to accomplish is this:
Thi is an HTML email that I deploy through an online email tool called DREAM.
+PROFILE - is referencing teh mail PROFILE data set
'CASH_BALANCE' - is a numeric value being dynamically pulled into the email, resides in teh PROFILE list from above.
'0' - is the default value to display in case there is no "CASH_BALANCE
'# ###' - is the numeric format I would like the CASH_BALANCE to render in, "1 000" or "4 344".
The results i am getting are "1000" or "4344", i NEED the space before the first and second digit if the value is in the thousands.
I HOPE this was a little better an explaining my situation.
August 27th, 2013, 11:47 AM
Based on the info you've give, your question doesn't have anything to do with Perl programming.
Have you checked for any forums dealing with your "DREAM" tool?
August 27th, 2013, 11:50 AM
So your saying [+PROFILE('CASH_BALANCE','0','# ###')+] isn't PERL script?
Originally Posted by FishMonger
August 27th, 2013, 12:03 PM
That is correct. It is not perl code.
However, it is possible for a perl script to use that in some manner, but you'll need to show the surrounding code so I can see the context of its usage.
I suspect that it's part of a template used by your "DREAM" tool. That tool could be using perl to parse/fill that template.
Last edited by FishMonger; August 27th, 2013 at 12:05 PM.