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Delete characters after a whitespace

Posted on 2007-03-18
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I need to be able to delete characters after a whitespace in a string. This is so I can get the first part of a postal code. For example, I want to convert the psotcode NW3 4DD to just NW3 etc. Is there a way to do this with Regex or in vb.net?

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=169&lngWId=10

postcode = yourdata.SubString(1, yourdata.IndexOf(" "))
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by:Sancler
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.Substring works with a zero-based, not a one-based index.  That should be

   postcode = yourdata.SubString(0, yourdata.IndexOf(" "))

Roger
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by:sebastiz
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This is what Ive got, but doesnt seem to be working:

 dt.Columns("Regex Postcode").Expression = "substring(pcode, 0,4)"
pcode has ben defined in the SQL statement
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by:sebastiz
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I sorted it- it is a 1 based index, not zero, which is where my error was.
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