ASP html need to trim value

I have a form hat produces checkboxes dynamically. The values though are too long. How do  
just get it to display the first 40 charatacters.

here is my code:

%>
<tr><td><input type=checkbox name=build <%=strSelected%> value="<%=objRS("cis")%>"></td>
<td><%=objRS("cis")%></td>
</tr>
<%
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Ryan ChongCommented:
maybe..

cis = left("" & objRS("cis"), 40)
%>
<tr><td><input type=checkbox name=build <%=strSelected%> value="<%=cis%>"></td>
<td><%=objRS("cis")%></td>
</tr>
<%
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Ryan ChongCommented:
oops, that isn't good, try this instead:

if len("" & objRS("cis"))> 40 then
   cis = left("" & objRS("cis"), 40) &"..."
else
  cis = "" & objRS("cis")
end if
%>
<tr><td><input type=checkbox name=build <%=strSelected%> value="<%=objRS("cis")%>"></td>
<td><%=cis%></td>
</tr>
<%
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