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Hi,

was wondering, how can I strip part of this string so I am left with the following

Current String: R:\documents\userA\myfile.doc

I want to strip off the R:\documents\ and leave: userA\myfile.doc

Any idea how to do this?

I tried:

<cfset StrippedPath = #left(key,11)#>  In this example key is equal to :  R:\documents\userA\myfile.doc
<cfoutput>#StrippedPath#</cfoutput>

That basically left me with R:\documents\

This is what I want removed, but I want to be able to <cfoutput> what is left AFTER removing R:\documents\

which would be :  userA\myfile.doc

Can anyone help?  The first part of my path is set in stone :  R:\documents\ so I can only work with that, I thought about trying to use right() function, but the right part of my path varies in length, the only set part of the path I can remove is the R:\documents\

Thanks...

-WestSide
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Hi Westside2004,

how about this. ...
<cfset StrippedPath = #RemoveChars(key,1,11)#>  In this example key is equal to :  R:\documents\userA\myfile.doc
<cfoutput>#StrippedPath#</cfoutput>
I am using ...
RemoveChars(string, start, count)

Regards,
---Pinal
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<cfset key = "R:\documents\userA\myfile.doc">
<cfset StrippedPath = right(key, len(key) - 11)>
<cfoutput>#StrippedPath#</cfoutput>

That should do it. Also you don't need the hash marks in your cfset tag.
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by:Westside2004
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Thanks.

That did it... appreciate it...

Both answers are correct...

-WestSide
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by:pinaldave
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Well Gald to help you,
It is fun!
Regards,
---Pinal
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