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CombineLines Method

Combines vertical adjacent duplicate cells of the CSV document.

[JavaScript]

nCount = document.CombineLines( strColumnsToInspect, strColumnsToCombine, strInsert, strSortType, flags, strLocale );

[VBScript]

nCount = document.CombineLines( strColumnsToInspect, strColumnsToCombine, strInsert, strSortType, flags, strLocale )

Parameters

strColumns

Specifies a string containing one-based indexes of columns separated by commas. For instance, "1,3,5" means the column 1, 3, and 5. The specified columns are inspected for duplicates.

strColumnsToCombine

Specifies a string containing one-based indexes of columns separated by commas. For instance, "1,3,5" means the column 1, 3, and 5. The specified columns are combined.

strInsert

Specifies a string as a separator. If omitted, an empty string is used.

strSortType

Specifies a string containing a flag. If this is empty or omitted, no sort will be performed.

Syntax:

option (+/-)

option: select one of the sorting options from the table below:

A

Sorts text.

D

Sorts date and time.

I

Sorts IPv4 addresses.

P

Sorts IPv6 addresses.

L

Sorts strings by the number of characters.

N

Sorts numbers.

O

Sorts by occurrence.

R

Sorts randomly.

V

Sorts reverse.

W

Sorts strings by the number of words.

(+/-): select one of the sorting options from the table below:

+

Ascending order.

-

Descending order.

For example:

A+

Sorts text in ascending order.

N-

Sorts numbers in descending order.

nFlags

You can specify a combination of the following values. To remove duplicate split strings, eeRemoveDuplicates must be specified. The other flags can be specified only if strSortType is not empty. This parameter can be omitted.

eeCombineLinesIgnoreCase

Ignores case while checking adjacent duplicate cells.

eeRemoveDuplicates

Removes duplicate strings.

eeSortBinaryComparison

A faster binary sort algorithm, which ignores locale information, is used for sorting.

eeSortDigitsAsNumbers

Digits are sorted as numbers even when sorted by alphabetical order. A leading negative sign and leading decimal point are not part of the number.

eeSortGroupIdentical

Groups identical strings when sorted by occurrence.

eeSortIgnoreCase

Case is ignored while sorting.

eeSortIgnoreKanaType

Hiragana and Katakana characters compare as equal.

eeSortIgnoreNonSpace

Nonspacing characters are ignored.

eeSortIgnoreSymbols

Symbols are ignored.

eeSortIgnoreWidth

The difference between half-width and full-width characters is ignored.

eeSortIgnorePrefix

Leading non-numeric characters are ignored when sorted by numbers.

eeSortLengthView

Full width characters are treated as 2 characters when sorted by lengths.

eeSortRemoveEmpty

Removes empty strings.

eeSortStable

Use stable sort to maintain the relative order of identical records. Stable sorting is slower.

eeSortStringSort

Hyphen and apostrophe are treated as normal characters.

strLocale

Specifies the locale used for sorting, for example: "en-US". If this is empty or omitted, the locale specified in the "Sort" tab in the Customize dialog box is used.

Return Values

The return value is the number of duplicate lines that were found.

Version

Supported on EmEditor Professional Version 20.0 or later.

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