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Is That String Really Empty?

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While testing out some operations on a Variant, I ran across an interesting problem. One of the variables I used was a fixed-length string.

Turns out, this type of variable fails the Len test: it returns the predetermined length of the variable even if you don't set it to any value! I recognize, however, that this may be only a minor problem. Who uses fixed-length string variables that often anyway?

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Building strings for arrays

I don't know about you, but I hate building strings for arrays. That's where you have to wrap each string in double quotes and delimit with a comma, like this:

From

"Once upon a time"

to

"Once","upon","a","time"

Invariably, I make a mistake in typing (stupid fingers!) and have to correct it. So I came up with a way to generate it automatically. Enter the QuoteString function!

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