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Old August 18th, 2005, 03:53 AM
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Default Help with replace function

This seems so simple - I thought my understanding of the replace function was fairly good until today. Here is my problem simplified:

1..I have a string "3454.5". I would like to replace the last digit with an empty space,why can I not use the replace function like so: (for various reasons I would like to reach my solution the way I have tryed?)

<%
dim myString,tweaked
myString = "3454.5"
tweaked = replace(myString,"5","",(len(myString)-1),1)
response.write tweaked
%>

My objective is to get the string 3454.

Someone please correct me, My understanding of the replace function:

Replace(expression, find, replacewith[, start[, count[, compare]]])

Why is my start location ignoring my len(myString)-1)? Even if I hard code a number in there it still bahaves badly.

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Old August 18th, 2005, 04:33 AM
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Hi Matt,

When using the start parameter, Replace() just returns the string from that point onwards - it's probably returning '.' at the moment.

To get what you want, you need something like:
Code:
tweaked = Left(myString, Len(myString) - 2) & Replace(myString, "5", "", Len(myString) - 1)
HTH,

Chris






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