Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Coldfusion How can I trim my output to not show the first 11 or 7 characters?

Posted on 2014-03-26
4
Medium Priority
?
314 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-26
My search results look like this:

Mainserver\Spongebob

How can I trim the first 11 characters and have the output look like:

Spongebob

I'm using Replace:
Replace(updateby,"Mainserver\","")

Problem: Some entries have "Mainserver\" or "Server\"
How can I replace if "Mainserver\" or "Server\"?
0
Comment
Question by:DJPr0
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:_agx_
ID: 39956887
If the value always contains a "\", try using list functions instead. Does it always have 2 parts ie Like "Mainserver" and "Spongebob" ? If so you could use listLast:

     ListLast("Mainserver\Spongebob", "\")

EDIT:  Otherwise, try getToken():

     <!--- get the 2nd piece of "\" delimited string ie "SecondElement"
           "FirstElement\SecondElement\ThirdElement...."

            If the list only has one element, this will return an empty string ""
     --->
     getToken("Mainserver\Spongebob", 2, "\")
0
 

Author Comment

by:DJPr0
ID: 39957032
Not all values have 2 parts, could be:

Mainserver\Spongebob
Server\Spongebob
Spongebob

Can we have 2 Replace statements or:

Replace(updateby,("Mainserver\"or"Server"),"")
0
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
_agx_ earned 2000 total points
ID: 39957080
If you always want to omit the 1st part, just do an if/else:

      <cfset str = "Mainserver\SpongeBob">
      <cfif listLen(str, "\") lte 1>
           <!--- show string as is --->
            #str#
      <cfelse>
           <!--- remove 1st element, whatever it is --->
            #listRest(str, "\")#
      </cfif>

If you want to do a plain replace, you'll need to call the function twice. If the case can vary, use the case insensitive version:

          ReplaceNoCase(ReplaceNoCase(updateBy, "MainServer", ""), "Server", "")
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:DJPr0
ID: 39957423
Thanks _agx_!
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this series, we will discuss common questions received as a database Solutions Engineer at Percona. In this role, we speak with a wide array of MySQL and MongoDB users responsible for both extremely large and complex environments to smaller singl…
By, Vadim Tkachenko. In this article we’ll look at ClickHouse on its one year anniversary.
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Rick Golba discuss how (and why) you implement high availability in a database environment. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infrastr…
With just a little bit of  SQL and VBA, many doors open to cool things like synchronize a list box to display data relevant to other information on a form.  If you have never written code or looked at an SQL statement before, no problem! ...  give i…

571 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question