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

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We are using VFP 9 and I would like to add a "-" after the 3rd Char
eg

hold
1185264
1259632
4582565

change to

hold
118-5264
125-9632
458-2565

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You should be able to use SUBSTR() function - something like:

SUBSTR(1185264, 1,3)+'-'+SUBSTR(1185264,4,4)


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/5464bfxy(v=vs.80).aspx
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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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