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Manipulating string data in Crystal reports

Posted on 2013-02-07
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Hello all,

I need some help with a Crystal formula on a string.

I have a string of data I want to manipulate. In Crystal that looks like this:
"ACCT_NBR=123456|iD_NUM=123456"

i want to just pull out the acct_nbr field.  It will always start after the equals sign at the 12th character.  The field length could be 4 to 6 characters then ends with the pipe.

What is the correct function to just pull out the acct_nbr?  I was messing around with a few but could not get it quite right.
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"start after the equals sign at the 12th character."

On my screen the first number occurs at position 10, not 12.

So i would expect to use a formula field like...

numbervar s;
numbervar f;
s:=10;
f:=instr({table.field}, "|");
mid({table.field}, s, f-s)
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by:mike-9
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You are right about the 10th position in the above post.  I left out a few unneeded characters from data I was working with for simplification.  

Thanks for the tip. That definitely did what was needed.  

I think I found another way to do the same thing from browsing around the site.  

tonumber(Mid(Split({table.field},"|")[1],12))

Thanks again for the quick response!
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by:mike-9
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Exactly what I was looking for.
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