Ryan Edwards-crewe wrote:
> Forgot to mention I'm trying to match an 8 digit number, but I pretty 
> sure it's being stored as a string.
>
> I am taking the values from an Excel worksheet
>
> po_number = worksheet.Range("#{col}#{row}").value
>
> if po_number.length == 8 #the standard Purchase Order length
>   aPOlist.append(PurchaseOrder.new("#{po_number}", "#{notes}", 
> "#{company}", "#{unit_config}", "#{due_date}", "#{quantity.to_i}"))
> end
>
>   
Don't forget to chomp the input to get rid of the newline:

irb(main):001:0> val = gets
12345678
=> "12345678\n"
irb(main):002:0> val = gets.chomp
12345678
=> "12345678"
irb(main):003:0>

Also, instead of doing

for i in 0..aPOlist.length
  #code
end

a prettier way is

aPOlist.each_index do |i|
  #code
end



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