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TRIMFS
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Removes leading blanks from each element of a dynamic array.
Synopsis
TRIMFS(dynarray)
Arguments
dynarray An expression that resolves to a dynamic array.
Description
The TRIMFS function trims leading blank spaces from each element of a dynamic array. It returns the resulting trimmed dynamic array.
TRIMFS does not trim trailing blank spaces from dynamic array elements. You can use the TRIMBS function to remove trailing blank spaces from each element of a dynamic array. You can use TRIMS to remove leading, trailing, and multiple embedded blank spaces from all of the elements of a dynamic array.
You can use TRIM to remove both leading and trailing blanks from a string. You can use TRIMF to remove leading blanks from a string. You can use TRIMB to remove trailing blanks from a string.
Examples
The following example uses the TRIMFS function to trim leading spaces:
RawDyn="   North":@VM:"      South":@VM:"East":@VM:"  West.."
PRINT LENS(RawDyn)
TrimDyn = TRIMFS(RawDyn)
PRINT LENS(TrimDyn)
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