STRING.trim

Removes leading and trailing blank space (ASCII 32) characters.

Syntax

trim( )
       RETURNS STRING

Usage

The trim() method removes the leading and trailing blank space characters of the current STRING variable and returns a new string.

Note:

The method removes only blank space (ASCII(32)) characters. Characters tab (\t), newline (\n), carriage-return (\r) and form-feed (\f) are not removed.

If the original STRING variable is NULL, the result will be NULL.

Example

MAIN
  DEFINE s STRING
  LET s = "   Some text   "
  DISPLAY "["||s.trim()||"]"
END MAIN
Output:
[Some text]