how do i split a string to get the text after the last \ symbol - vb6

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Usinf vb 6 how would i split a string that looked like c:\test\ghtf\jsjghdj to get all of the text after the last \ symbol. The length of the string and the number of these strings could vary
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eneateAsked:
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nffvrxqgrcfqvvcCommented:
You can try below example. If you want to skip the root drive start enumeration at the first element instead of zero.
dim myString as string
dim args() as string
dim i as long
myString="c:\eat\more\ziti"
args()=Split(mystring,"\")
for i = lbound(args) to ubound(args)
debug.print args(i)
next i

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nffvrxqgrcfqvvcCommented:
Missed the last element only in your question. To get the last element you can use the following.

Debug.Print args(UBound(args))

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dqmqCommented:
dim tail as string
tail = mid("\"+YourString,Instrrev("\"+YourString,"\")+1)
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ZhaolaiCommented:
Try this:


    Dim str1 As String
    Dim str2 As String
    str1 = "c:\test\ghtf\jsjghdj"
    str2 = StrReverse(str1)
    str2 = StrReverse(Left(str2, InStr(1, str2, "\") - 1))

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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
Alternatively:


Dim strText As String
Dim p As Integer
Dim strLastBit As String

strText = "c:\test\ghtf\jsjghdj"
p = InStrRev(strText, "\")
strLastBit = Mid$(strText, p + 1)

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LeithauserCommented:
Looks like some good solutions. The way I do it is
For X = Len(S) to 1 Step -1
    If Mid$(S,X,1) = "\" Then
        P = X
        Exit For
    End if
Next X
E = Mid$(S, P + 1)
where S is your initial string, X and P are intergers, and E is a string to hold the end of S after the \.
 
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eneateAuthor Commented:
Thanks it works fine. Thanks to everyone else who contributed.
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