Grabbing X number of characters from the end of a line

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pink
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Grabbing X number of characters from the end of a line

Post by pink » Fri May 02, 2014 2:03 pm

as the subject says, I'm looking to take the last 7 characters from each line of a field and put them into another field, so I will start with something like this:

ABSD-A234567
LKI:A654321
A987654
BUFA314151

and end up with:

A234567
A654321
A987654
A314151

so, the last 7 bits of info are the only relevant part I want to keep, and the rest of it can vary in size and may or may not have a delimiter

This was my most recent try which didn't work:

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     repeat for each line mmPin in field "input"
          put last 7 char of mmPin & return after the field "output"
     end repeat
Any thoughts?
Thanks,
Greg
Greg (pink) Miller

MadPink, LLC
I'm Mad, Pink and Dangerous to Know

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Re: Grabbing X number of characters from the end of a line

Post by LCNeil » Fri May 02, 2014 2:18 pm

Hi Greg,

Try something like this-

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on mouseUp
   repeat for each line mmPin in field 1
                put char -7 to -1 of mmPin & return after  field 2
        end repeat
end mouseUp
nb Replace the field names with your field names :)

Kind Regards,


Neil Roger
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pink
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Re: Grabbing X number of characters from the end of a line

Post by pink » Fri May 02, 2014 5:07 pm

That did it, THANKS!
Greg (pink) Miller

MadPink, LLC
I'm Mad, Pink and Dangerous to Know

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