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troubleshooting Question

Convert and modify Array in Object toa string

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lvmllcFlag for United States of America asked on
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Te project I am working with provides me in the prebuilt drupal page with an object containing an array of FIPS codes that I am to use. To demonstrate what is being provided

var drupal={settings:{
          primary_state_fips: "19",
          primary_county_fips: "19001", 
          compare_to: "custom", 
          custom_list: ["19003", "19005", "19007"], 
          geo: "County"}, 
     vars:{myColor: "Yellow", otherStuff: "blah blah" }

I need to extract the custom_list array values and do two things with the data.  First I need to trim off the first to characters of each so in the example I am removing the 19.

Next I need to convert this data into a single string var.

So essentially want I want in this example is

theList = "003, 005, 007";

I should note that the length of the custom list value set varies from 1 - 15.

Any advice on how to make this elegant is appreciated - I can write code to accomplish is but it is not pretty so looking for simple efficient solution.

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Luis PérezFlag of Spain imageSoftware Architect in .Net

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