Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

string

Posted on 1998-07-04
5
Medium Priority
?
123 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
If I have stringA and stringB, I want to search
stringA To see if it contains  stringB and if so remove
stringB and all Characters to the right within  stringA.
Joe
0
Comment
Question by:josmic
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
cymbolic earned 150 total points
ID: 1464934
dim i as integer

'assuming you have stringA and stringB already defined:

i=instr(stringA,stringB)
if i> 0 then stringA=left$stringA,i-1)

'thats all!
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:cymbolic
ID: 1464935
that's left$(stringA,i-1)  minor typo!
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:cymbolic
ID: 1464936
that's left$(stringA,i-1)  minor typo!
0
 

Author Comment

by:josmic
ID: 1464937
thank you
why do I see left and sometimes left$, whats the diff.
0
 

Author Comment

by:josmic
ID: 1464938
guess your gone, thanks
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When trying to find the cause of a problem in VBA or VB6 it's often valuable to know what procedures were executed prior to the error. You can use the Call Stack for that but it is often inadequate because it may show procedures you aren't intereste…
You can of course define an array to hold data that is of a particular type like an array of Strings to hold customer names or an array of Doubles to hold customer sales, but what do you do if you want to coordinate that data? This article describes…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
Suggested Courses

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question