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

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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\"?
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by:_agx_
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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, "\")
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by:DJPr0
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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"),"")
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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", "")
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Thanks _agx_!
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