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str_concat

Concatenates all strings into a single string.

Available in version 5.1.1 and later.

Prototype

	function str_concat (
		string_val  : string   
	)

	return_val [1] :  string

Arguments

string_val

A string array of any dimensionality.

Description

This function concatenates all the input strings into a single string.

If any of the strings are missing, then the missing value string will be included in the concatenation. It's up to the user to remove missing strings if this behavior is not desired (see example below).

See Also

str_join, oneDtostring

Examples

Example 1

  strs = (/"NCL","has","many","features","common","to","modern","programming","languages."/)
  new_str = str_concat(strs)
  print(new_str)
Output

(0)     NCLhasmanyfeaturescommontomodernprogramminglanguages.
Example 2

See what happens when you have missing value strings:

  strs = (/"NCL","has","many","features","missing","common","to", \
           "missing","modern","programming","languages.","missing"/)
  strs@_FillValue = "missing"

  new_str = str_concat(strs)
  print(new_str)
Output

(0)     NCLhasmanyfeaturesmissingcommontomissingmodernprogramminglanguages.missing
If this behavior is not desired, then replace the missing strings with "":
  strs = where(ismissing(strs),"",strs)
  new_str = str_concat(strs)
  print(new_str)
Output

(0)     NCLhasmanyfeaturescommontomodernprogramminglanguages.