VFP 9 Insert a "-" after the 3rd Char

Posted on 2014-10-20
Last Modified: 2014-10-20
We are using VFP 9 and I would like to add a "-" after the 3rd Char


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lcohan earned 500 total points
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You should be able to use SUBSTR() function - something like:

SUBSTR(1185264, 1,3)+'-'+SUBSTR(1185264,4,4)
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Note - if there can be fewer or a greater number of characters than four after the third character, just elminate the last parameter of the substr function which defaults to the end of the string -
SUBSTR(yourfield, 1,3) + '-' + SUBSTR(yourfield,4)
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