I'm looking for the function to get the first x_number of characters from a string...

For example:

The string "This string of text is a little bit too long." should be displayed as:
"This string of text is..."
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Julian M.Web DeveloperAsked:
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:

You can use substr.  An example would be substr(str, 0, x) where str is the string and x is an integer for the number of character.

str = "abcdef"
smallstr = substr(str, 0, 3)

smallstr would equal abc.


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Julian M.Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Hi b0lsc0tt,

Thank you for the quick answer! Exactly what I was looking for but had trouble finding it in the manual...

b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:

Glad I could help.  Thanks for the fun question, grade and points.
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