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Posted on 2011-09-20
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What would be the most efficient way to get rid of the leading and training characters in the following string

FORM_FrmTestForm.txt

That is, get rid of the FORM_ and traling .txt to leave only FrmTestForm
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Question by:ssmith94015
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If the string ALWAYS has a underscore and period, AND the period always comes after the underscore...

Left(Mid(SomeString, InStr(1, SomeString, "_") + 1), InStr(1, Mid(SomeString, InStr(1, SomeString, "_") + 1), ".") - 1)
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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try this

Dim x
x = "FORM_FrmTestForm.txt"
x = Mid(x, InStr(x, "_") + 1)
x = Left(x, Len(x) - 4)


that will give you   "FrmTestForm"
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by:ssmith94015
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Let me try both and be right back.
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by:ssmith94015
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Both worked, however I went with the one-line version in this procedure.  This scenario always has the first five and last three but I do have another process that will have variable strings.   Thank you both.

Sandra
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