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Problems with trim function

Posted on 2007-03-20
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I have a string which looks like this ",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BL8,NW3,BL8)
I need to get rid of the leading commas and whitespaces. Any idea how I do this. Ive had no luck with the Trim function

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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combine replace and trim:
replace(ltrim(replace(yourvariable, ",", " ")), " ", ",")
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string input = ",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BL8,NW3,BL8";
string output = input.TrimStart(new char[] {','});
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by:sirbounty
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To get rid of the 'leading commas...try this...

yourString=",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BL8,NW3,BL8)"
Dim strNew=yourString.replace(","," ").trim.replace(" ",",")

This will replace all commas with a space, trim the results and then replace the remaining spaces with commas (to 'add' them back in)
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