I have a datagrid in which i have a template column. Iam trying the following code

<asp:TemplateColumn HeaderText="JobTitle">

<asp:Label runat="server" Text= "javascrpit:if('<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container, "DataItem.jobtitle").ToString().Length %>' > 40 )"  '<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container, "DataItem.jobtitle").ToString().SubString(0,40) %>';>

Iam writing a javascript code within text tag of item template

The condition is if jobtitle is greater than 40 take the first 40 characters of jobtitle.

However it is giving an error as server tag not well formed. Can any one tell me what the correct javascript code is.

Any comments and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.


one thing I noticed is javascript is spelled wrong here:

<asp:Label runat="server" Text= "javascrpit: <<<

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.