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Hi,

I am creating a report in crystal and would like a custom field that takes an existing long text field from the database and only shows the text before the first three Asterisks(***) that the text field has. Would you be able to help me with the formula. Thanks.
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What version of Crystal?
CR8 and before can only have strings of length 256.

If it is CR9 or later this should work

Split({YourField},'***')[1]

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