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Trim a string - how?

Posted on 2000-03-17
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Hello experts!!

I have a simple problem;
I have a string like so; "username@somedomain.com" -
and I want to remove the last 15 characters, the "@somedomain.com"
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How can I do so??

Thank you!

/Jens*
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by:Ruchi
ID: 2628757
try something like this.
Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim a As String

a = "username@somedomain.com"
Text1.Text = Left$(a, 8)
End Sub
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kprestage earned 100 total points
ID: 2628800
I assume that you dont always know that it will be 15 characters.  In that case, you would need to loop through the string to find the @ symbol.

dim symbolLocation as integer
dim TrimmedString as string

for i=1 to len(stringname)
  if mid(stringname,i,1) = "@" then
    symbolLocation = i
  end if
next i

'this sets TrimmedString = to the original minus the unwanted characters
TrimmedString = left(stringname, symbolLocation - 1)

Hope this helps



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by:Jens979
ID: 2628847
Very nice!!
:)
Thank you!

/Jens*
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by:rjjr
ID: 2629207
Try using this.  You might get better performance

Public Function TrimEmail(strEmail As String) As String
Dim llLocation As Long

llLocation = InStr(strEmail, "@") - 1
If llLocation > 0 Then
  TrimEmail = Left(strEmail, InStr(strEmail, "@") - 1)
Else
  TrimEmail = strEmail
End If
End Function
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