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Finding the First Number in a field

Posted on 2006-06-08
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Is there a formula that could look up the first # in a text field?

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I have QFRS755-1-1 in a field.  I would need to have the formula return "7"
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by:lesouef
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have you tried:
 left(getasnumber (field);1) ?
I have no fm to test that now...
if it does not work, try:
left ( getasnumber (field) * 1 ; 1 )
normally, the multiplication should clear off the characters and keep only the numbers from data (that was true for v6)
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and after test, the 1st solution was enough though the 2nd also works (tested with v8)
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