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are there any problems in writing var1=instr(temp,".")-1
where temp is b.0, and var1 is a string. will var1 get the value 1 or 0. what happends if there is no "." in temp?
what will be the value of mid$(temp,1,instr(temp,".")-1) , is it b. thank you.
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the instr syntax is:
instr( start, string1, string2, compare)
string1 is your temp
string2 is the required string.

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if you do var1 = instr(1,temp, ".") -1, var1 will return 1
and if there is no "." in temp, var1 will return -1
and if you do  var1 = Mid$(temp, 1, (InStr(1, temp, ".") - 1)), var1 will return "b"

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