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How to shorten a to long name?

Posted on 1998-11-21
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It should do the following:
e.g.


old name >> thisnameistolong

names longer than 10 should be converted in >> thisnameis..


if(length($name) > 10) {

$name = ?;

}


Regards,

Bigi
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by:martinag
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$name = substr($name,0,10) if length($name) > 10;

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by:martinag
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I didn't see the two spots. Add using ."..":
$name = substr($name,0,10).".." if length($name) > 10;

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$name = substr($name,0,10).".." if length($name) > 10;

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Thanks.

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by:ozo
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#or
substr($name,10)='..'
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