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Quote amcapfixtures Replybullet Topic: Formula to display left text only
    Posted: 30 Sep 2020 at 8:43am
Hi all, new to the forum. I'm using Crystal Reports 2013. I have a text string where I only want the left characters reported before the space between it and the remaining data. i.e. Carters 903216 and DT 903941 I only want Carters and DT returned. I have tried LEFT but it requires a number of characters and that varies. I much appreciate any help.
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Quote lockwelle Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2020 at 5:35am
left({table.field}, instr({table.field}, " ") - 1)


this way the number of characters is determined by where the first space is. I subtracted 1 character to remove the space.

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Quote amcapfixtures Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2020 at 5:48am
Thank you very much!
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