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Hi There

Can someone help me breifly?

What's the best way to trim text between quotes in a text field:

"test text" xyz123 returns just

test text

I am having problems with positioning & substitution with the quotes!

Thanks

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What's the best way to trim text between quotes in a text field:

"test text" xyz123 returns just

test text

Well, there are many ways to do this, including use the Let function, a Custom Function (if you have Advanced), etc. Here's one way that works:

Middle( SomeTextField 

  ; Position( SomeTextField; """; 1; 1) +1 

  ; Position( SomeTextField; """; 1; 2) 

    - Position( SomeTextField; """; 1; 1) -1 

  )

Where SomeTextField is your source text. Also, you'll guess that you could do the same for any other substring. Note: this will find the FIRST double-quote character and get text between that and the SECOND double-quote character. If you wanted to get multiple quoted pieces from one string you'd need a lot more code. At that point, you'd certainly want to use the Let function or a Custom Function.

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