Formula to remove text after a colon in a string field

I need to search a string field for a colon ( : ) and remove the colon and any text to the right of the colon.
In other words, I want to only display the text to the left of the colon.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Steve

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peter57rCommented:
Create a formula field:
Split({table.Field},":")[0]
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peter57rCommented:
Sorry - forgot the array base for a moment there.

should be...

Split({table.Field},":")[1]
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wykabryanCommented:
a formula will work on this. This will find the first colon and then only return what is to the left of it.

Mid(columnname,1,instr(columnname,':')-1)
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