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cbaqirdhds
Contributor II

Max length exceeds 4001 characters

I am running a VB module to clean up some HTML formatting on a field called DESCRIPTION and then using TEXTBETWEEN to separate DESCRIPTION into 5 separate fields but I am finding that the length of my field exceeds 4001 characters and is truncating so the last couple of fields doesn't populate correctly. It looks like the max length that has been loaded is 4001 characters. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Maybe something like loading the first 4000 chars as one field and the next 4000 chars after that as another?

Maybe something along these lines:

  left(DESCRIPTION, 4000) as DESCRIPTIONA,
right(DESCRIPTION, max(len(DESCRIPTION)-4000)) as DESCRIPTIONB,
RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTIONA) as DESCRIPTION_CLEANEDA,
RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTIONB) as DESCRIPTION_CLEANEDB,
TextBetween( RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTIONA) , 'Current State Summary:' , 'Problem Statement:' )  as CUR_STATE_SUMMARYA,
TextBetween( RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTIONA) , 'Problem Statement:' , 'Proposed Solution:' )  as PROBLEM_STATEMENTA,
TextBetween( RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTIONA) , 'Proposed Solution:' , 'Voting Statement:' )  as PROP_SOLUTIONA,
TextBetween( RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTIONB) , 'Voting Statement:' , 'Analytics:' )  as VOTING_STATEMENTB,
TextBetween( RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTIONB) , 'Analytics:' , '' )  as ANALYTICSB,

Source data:

QV Screenshot:

Load Script excerpt:

RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTION) as DESCRIPTION_CLEANED,
TextBetween( RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTION) , 'Current State Summary:' , 'Problem Statement:' )  as CUR_STATE_SUMMARY,
TextBetween( RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTION) , 'Problem Statement:' , 'Proposed Solution:' )  as PROBLEM_STATEMENT,
TextBetween( RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTION) , 'Proposed Solution:' , 'Voting Statement:' )  as PROP_SOLUTION,
TextBetween( RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTION) , 'Voting Statement:' , 'Analytics:' )  as VOTING_STATEMENT,
TextBetween( RemoveHTMLTags2(DESCRIPTION) , 'Analytics:' , '' )  as ANALYTICS,

Module:

Function RemoveHTMLTags2(strText)
'*********************************************************************************
'*********************** Function RemoveHTMLTags2 ********************************
'*********************************************************************************
' Will remove HTML tag from a string and return a non-html tag string
' Also removes   html syntax

Dim TAGLIST
TAGLIST = TAGLIST & ";!--;!DOCTYPE;A;ACRONYM;ADDRESS;APPLET;AREA;B;BASE;BASEFONT;"
TAGLIST = TAGLIST & "BGSOUND;BIG;BLOCKQUOTE;BODY;BUTTON;CAPTION;CENTER;CITE;CODE;"
TAGLIST = TAGLIST & "COL;COLGROUP;COMMENT;DD;DEL;DFN;DIR;DIV;DL;DT;EM;EMBED;FIELDSET;"
TAGLIST = TAGLIST & "FONT;FORM;FRAME;FRAMESET;HEAD;H1;H2;H3;H4;H5;H6;HR;HTML;I;IFRAME;IMG;"
TAGLIST = TAGLIST & "INPUT;INS;ISINDEX;KBD;LABEL;LAYER;LAGEND;LI;LINK;LISTING;MAP;MARQUEE;"
TAGLIST = TAGLIST & "MENU;META;NOBR;NOFRAMES;NOSCRIPT;OBJECT;OL;OPTION;P;PARAM;PLAINTEXT;"
TAGLIST = TAGLIST & "PRE;Q;S;SAMP;SCRIPT;SELECT;SMALL;SPAN;STRIKE;STRONG;STYLE;SUB;SUP;"
TAGLIST = TAGLIST & "TABLE;TBODY;TD;TEXTAREA;TFOOT;TH;THEAD;TITLE;TR;TT;U;UL;VAR;WBR;XMP;"

' TAGLIST = ";!--;!DOCTYPE;A;ACRONYM;ADDRESS;APPLET;AREA;B;BASE;BASEFONT;" &_
' "BGSOUND;BIG;BLOCKQUOTE;BODY;BUTTON;CAPTION;CENTER;CITE;CODE;" &_
' "COL;COLGROUP;COMMENT;DD;DEL;DFN;DIR;DIV;DL;DT;EM;EMBED;FIELDSET;" &_
' "FONT;FORM;FRAME;FRAMESET;HEAD;H1;H2;H3;H4;H5;H6;HR;HTML;I;IFRAME;IMG;" &_
' "INPUT;INS;ISINDEX;KBD;LABEL;LAYER;LAGEND;LI;LINK;LISTING;MAP;MARQUEE;" &_
' "MENU;META;NOBR;NOFRAMES;NOSCRIPT;OBJECT;OL;OPTION;P;PARAM;PLAINTEXT;" &_
' "PRE;Q;S;SAMP;SCRIPT;SELECT;SMALL;SPAN;STRIKE;STRONG;STYLE;SUB;SUP;" &_
' "TABLE;TBODY;TD;TEXTAREA;TFOOT;TH;THEAD;TITLE;TR;TT;U;UL;VAR;WBR;XMP;"

Const BLOCKTAGLIST = ";APPLET;EMBED;FRAMESET;HEAD;NOFRAMES;NOSCRIPT;OBJECT;SCRIPT;STYLE;"

Dim nPos1
Dim nPos2
Dim nPos3
Dim strResult
Dim strTagName
Dim bRemove
Dim bSearchForBlock

strText = Replace(strText, "</li>", "</li><br>") 'dgreer added 2012-04-25 to add breaks for lists

nPos1 = InStr(strText, "<")
Do While nPos1 > 0
nPos2 = InStr(nPos1 + 1, strText, ">")
If nPos2 > 0 Then
strTagName = Mid(strText, nPos1 + 1, nPos2 - nPos1 - 1)
strTagName = Replace(Replace(strTagName, vbCr, " "), vbLf, " ")

nPos3 = InStr(strTagName, " ")
If nPos3 > 0 Then
strTagName = Left(strTagName, nPos3 - 1)
End If

If Left(strTagName, 1) = "/" Then
strTagName = Mid(strTagName, 2)
bSearchForBlock = False
Else
bSearchForBlock = True
End If

If InStr(1, TAGLIST, ";" & strTagName & ";", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
bRemove = True
If bSearchForBlock Then
If InStr(1, BLOCKTAGLIST, ";" & strTagName & ";", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
nPos2 = Len(strText)
nPos3 = InStr(nPos1 + 1, strText, "</" & strTagName, vbTextCompare)
If nPos3 > 0 Then
nPos3 = InStr(nPos3 + 1, strText, ">")
End If

If nPos3 > 0 Then
nPos2 = nPos3
End If
End If
End If
Else
bRemove = False
End If

If bRemove Then
strResult = strResult & Left(strText, nPos1 - 1)
strText = Mid(strText, nPos2 + 1)
Else
strResult = strResult & Left(strText, nPos1)
strText = Mid(strText, nPos1 + 1)
End If
Else
strResult = strResult & strText
strText = ""
End If

nPos1 = InStr(strText, "<")
Loop
strResult = strResult & strText

' Check for   tags to address a specific issue with the memo field comparison
' replace   with a space
strResult = Replace(strResult, chr(10), "") 'dgreer 2012-04-25 remove hex 0A causing issues in excel
strResult = Replace(strResult, chr(13), "") 'dgreer 2012-04-25 remove hex 0D causing issues in excel

strResult = Replace(strResult, "<br>", vbLf)
strResult = Replace(strResult, "<br />", vbLf) ' mherbert 2014-09-18 Added this additional line as per HP QC CR#231
strResult = Replace(strResult, " ", " ")
strResult = Replace(strResult, "&gt;", ">")
strResult = Replace(strResult, "&lt;", "<")
strResult = Replace(strResult, "&quot;", Chr(34))
RemoveHTMLTags2 = strResult
End Function

1 Reply
cbaqirdhds
Contributor II

Re: Max length exceeds 4001 characters

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