Re: Converting a substring to Integer

"Daniel T." <>
Tue, 05 Feb 2008 20:18:03 -0500
sparkydarky <> wrote:

I have a bunch of strings in a database that have in them a number I
want to extract. Here's the example code I've been working with:

        AnsiString tmp = "AMjsdfdsdfj 457756 some description";

What is an "AnsiString"?

         int firstDelim = 0;
        int secondDelim = 0;

        for(int i=0; i<=tmp.Length(); i++)

What exactly does "IsDelimiter" do?

             if(IsDelimiter(" ", tmp, i));
                if ( firstDelim == 0 )
                    firstDelim = i;
                    secondDelim = i;
            if ( secondDelim > 0 )
        int str_length = secondDelim - firstDelim;
        ShowMessage(tmp.SubString(firstDelim, str_length));

Can someone give me a hint how to get this to work?

I'm not entirely sure what you think the above should do in the first
place. You leave a lot to be assumed... My assumptions: the various
parts of the string are separated by at least one space character, that
AnsiString can be inserted into a stringstream, and that you only want
to extract the first number in the string... There might be some other
assumptions I didn't think of.

int extractNumber( const string& str )
   int result = 0;
   stringstream ss( str );
   while ( !( ss >> result ) ) {
      if ( !ss.eof() ) {
         ss.ignore( numeric_limits<streamsize>::max(), ' ' );
      else {
         throw runtime_error( "no number" );
   return result;

What the code does. Put the string into a stringstream, then attempt to
extract a number from it. For as long as we can't extract a number: if
we aren't at the end of the stream, clear the stream, scan to the next
space, and try again. Otherwise, throw an error indicating that no
number was found.

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