Crystal Reports Replace Portion of String Starting with

Posted on 2011-02-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Need to turn variable account name into shortened string.


Salaries (Global, NF)
Salaries (CP, NF)
Vehicle Repair (Maint, NF)

needs to turn into:

Vehicle Repair

Replace( dbo.Acctname, "(*", "") and Replace( dbo.Acctname, "*(*", "")
are not working.  Are wildcards recognized in Crystal Replace?  I'm pretty sure I've used wildcard replace in both SQL and access.
Question by:jbrannen333
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Accepted Solution

Kurt Reinhardt earned 125 total points
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Local NumberVar leftparen := Instr(dbo.Acctname,"(") - 2;

{dbo.Acctname} [1 to leftparen]


Author Comment

ID: 34891125
Got  the following to work

Replace(dbo.AcctName, MID(dbo.AcctName, InStr(dbo.Acctname, "(")),"")

rhinok's solution looks a lot cleaner though.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34891409
You colud also use

Local NumberVar leftparen := Instr(dbo.Acctname,"(") - 2;

Left({dbo.Acctname},leftparen )


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