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Problem with awk awk: program limit exceeded: sprintf buffer size=1020

Hi

I have many problems with a script. I have a script that formats a text file but always prints the same error when i try to execute it

The code is that:

Code:
{
      if (NF==17){
            print $0
      }else{
            fields=NF;
            all=$0;
            while (fields<17){
                  getline;
                  todo=sprintf("%s %s",all,$0);
                  campos=fields + NF;
                  fields=campos;
                  all=todo;
            }
            print all;
      }
}



i execute it:

awk -F '@@@' -f kk.awk productos.TXT
awk: program limit exceeded: sprintf buffer size=1020
FILENAME="productos.TXT" FNR=2 NR=2

How could I make the buffer not to get full?

thanks
# 2  
Can you plz share with us what exactly are you trying to do. May be we can then help you.
# 3  
If you only keep in a buffer the data, why not use printf for write directly

Code:
{
      if (NF==17){
            print $0
      }else{
            fields=NF;
            printf("%s", $0)
            while (fields<17){
                  getline;
                  printf("%s", $0)
                  campos=fields + NF;
                  fields=campos;
            }
            printf "\n"
      }
}

But I still don't understand some partes in the script, why do you use fields and campos variables? Is correct to print a line with less than 17 fields and another with exactly 17 fields in the same line?
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