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Possible to trim XML data?

Posted on 2001-07-26
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hello-

i have a table with several fields in it. one of the fields is defined in my xsl as below:

<td bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><font class="small"><xsl:value-of select="DESCRIPTION" /></font></td>

this description can be up to 1000 chars long. i would like to just display the first 40 chars or so in my table. is this possible to do in xsl? i would rather not modify this field in my business or data layer.

thanks - pipe
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The substring function returns the substring of the first argument starting at the position specified in the second argument with length specified in the third argument. For example, substring("12345",2,3) returns "234". If the third argument is not specified, it returns the substring starting at the position specified in the second argument and continuing to the end of the string. For example, substring("12345",2) returns "2345".

So:

<td bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><font class="small"><xsl:value-of select="substring(DESCRIPTION,1,40)"/></font></td>


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kick butt! thanks!
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