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How to delete a specific part of a text in a function?

How to delete a specific part of a text in a function?

How to delete a specific part of a text in a function?

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What I am trying to do is delete the suite number of an address. However, not all addresses have suite numbers and I haven't figured out a way for the calculation to identify which records to edit and not edit. Each record that has a suite number has a "#" symbol after the address and before the suite number (e.g. 123 w main st # 200). Does anyone know of a way to remove/edit the suite number while leaving the non suite address records unchanged? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

RE: How to delete a specific part of a text in a function?

Assuming the suite number is the last item in the address field, make a script where you put the addressfield to itself minus every character starting with the # character.

Something along these lines:
Set Field (yourTable::address;

Left ( yourTable::address;
  Position ( yourTable::address ; "#" ; 1 ;
   PatternCount ( yourTable::address ; "#" ) ) - 1
)

Or use the calc (from the Left on) to make a new calc field with this formula.

If you have a considerable amount of records, consider to put the script in a loop, after you made a foundset of records.

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