Concatenate duplicate Field (code by Miles Hitchen need modification)

Discussion created by helenak on Jun 3, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 4, 2010 by jeffmatson

I have a shp file, whose attribute table contains duplicate rows with the same GID1 (esritypedouble).
Among the duplicate rows, their status could be R, S, W, O.
I wanna merge the status into one string field.

For instance,


434     R S  W  =>   R, S, W

I found the relevant code below but could not implement in my shoes.
(typemismatch in
Const LOCATIONID_FIELD As Double = "GID1")
Please kindly help and thanks. (the attached shp for use)

Public Sub ConcatenateField()
' Removes duplicate records (based on LocationID field)
' Concatenating the Business field.
' ---- Modify these values as appropriate ----
Const BUSINESS_FIELD As String = "C0440"
' --------------------------------------------
Dim pMxDoc As IMxDocument
Dim pSATblColl As IStandaloneTableCollection
Dim pTbl As ITable
Dim pCsr As ICursor
Dim pRow As IRow
Dim pNxtRow As IRow
Dim sLocID As String
Dim sNxtLocID As String
Dim sBus As String
Dim sNxtBus As String
Dim lLocIdx As Long
Dim lBusIdx As Long
Dim sConcat As String
Dim pTblSort As ITableSort
Dim pEditor As IEditor
Dim pID As New UID

    ' Make sure we're in an edit session
    pID.Value = "esriEditor.Editor"
    Set pEditor = Application.FindExtensionByCLSID(pID)
    If pEditor.EditState = esriStateNotEditing Then
        MsgBox "Please Start An Edit Session On The Table"
        Exit Sub
    End If
    ' Get a ref to the first table in the map
    Set pMxDoc = ThisDocument
    Set pSATblColl = pMxDoc.FocusMap
    Set pTbl = pSATblColl.StandaloneTable(0)
    ' Get the field indexes
    lLocIdx = pTbl.FindField(LOCATIONID_FIELD)
    lBusIdx = pTbl.FindField(BUSINESS_FIELD)
    ' Get a sorted cursor on the table
    Set pTblSort = New TableSort
    With pTblSort
        Set .Table = pTbl
        .Ascending(LOCATIONID_FIELD) = True
        .Ascending(BUSINESS_FIELD) = True
        .Sort Nothing
    End With
    ' Start an edit operation (so that it can be undone)
    ' Loop thru all the sorted records
    Set pCsr = pTblSort.Rows
    Set pRow = pCsr.NextRow
    sLocID = CStr(pRow.Value(lLocIdx))
    sBus = "," + pRow.Value(lBusIdx) + ","
    Set pNxtRow = pCsr.NextRow
    While Not pNxtRow Is Nothing
        sNxtLocID = CStr(pNxtRow.Value(lLocIdx))
        If sNxtLocID = sLocID Then
            ' Concatenate the Business field for duplicate records
            ' and delete the duplicates.
            ' Only concatenate unique Business field entries
            sNxtBus = pNxtRow.Value(lBusIdx)
            If InStr(sBus, "," + sNxtBus + ",") = 0 Then
                sBus = sBus + sNxtBus + ","
            End If
            'Store the record with the concatenated Business field
            sBus = Mid(sBus, 2, Len(sBus) - 2)
            sBus = Replace(sBus, ",", ", ")
            pRow.Value(lBusIdx) = sBus
            Set pRow = pNxtRow
            sLocID = CStr(pRow.Value(lLocIdx))
            sBus = "," + pRow.Value(lBusIdx) + ","
        End If
        ' Get the next record
        Set pNxtRow = pCsr.NextRow

    ' Store the last record
    sBus = Mid(sBus, 2, Len(sBus) - 2)
    sBus = Replace(sBus, ",", ", ")
    pRow.Value(lBusIdx) = sBus

    ' Stop the edit operation
    pEditor.StopOperation "Concatenate Field"

    ' Inform the user we've finished
    MsgBox "Concatenation completed", vbInformation, ""

End Sub