There should not be a differnce in ver 7 and 8 on strings. I suspect that one (or more) of the varables in the equation are numeric and not text.
However there is is a strip function in Monarch (not sure it was included in ver 7 or just 8)that might help you out.
Here's a snippet from the help
string is the string from which you wish to strip characters from and stripchars is the list of characters to strip out. stripchars is case sensitive. /quoteUsing this might be a lot easier then your formulae if you just want to take the "-" out.
Thanks! That was helpful. I had some items defined as numeric and not character, so changing that fixed my formula and now it works.
I needed to to more than strip out the dashes, I needed to define one of the dashes to distinquish an SSN from a TIN. (SSN has the dash in the fourth position, TIN has the dash in the third position.)