They say you learn something new every day.

Concats (20/02/2012)

On the subject of string concatenation I realise that I’ve been overlooking an obvious shortcut.

I’ve realised now that the split function is great for turning strings into arrays:

Array = Split(String, WhatToSplitOn)

But there’s also the join function:

String = Join(Array,WhatToPutInBetweenEachElement)

 It may not work everywhere but if you’re doing this:

For Each ThisItem in TheseItems

Element = Elements & “
” & ThisItem

Next

You can easily replace it with:

Element = Join(TheseItems,”
”)

Which is not only faster, but more concise as well. It still needs some work before I can use it everywhere, but with this and the text stream method I should hopefully have put an end to string concatenation in my code.

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