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Posted on 2007-03-19
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Hello Experts,
Can you help me with string manipulation?
I would like to take this string:
English Language(2)
and take of the everything to the right of the parenthesis so the string looks like this:
English Language
I have made a few attemps with no luck.
Any help you can provide would be appreciated.
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Question by:shogun5
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Try this

Create a frmula
Name - RemoveParen
Formula
Local NumberVar ParenLoc;
ParenLoc := InStr({YourString}, "(");
Left({YourString},ParenLoc-1)

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by:shogun5
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Yep...that was it!  
Thank you.
Can you explain what is happening with this code:

  Left({YourString},ParenLoc-1)

Thank you.
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by:mlmcc
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Left(String,Length)

It takes the first length characters of the string.
ParenLoc has the position of the ( so you want the characters upto but not including that one thus the need to subtract 1

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Thank you.
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