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Crystal 2011

Crystal 2011

Crystal 2011

I have a field that contains notes:

I want to be able to pull a specified number of characters that come after a phrase Field example: 'Enter your 6 digit store number here: 123456, In home date is 12/20/2018)

This field will sometimes not have the enter your 6 digit store number here, so I want a formula that will display only the 123456 for fields that include the 'enter your 6 digit store number here:' and blank for ones that do no include this phrase.

RE: Crystal 2011

If {table.note} startswith “Enter your 6 digit store number here:” then
Mid({table.note},instring({table.note},”:”)+2) else
{table.note} //or “” if you don’t want a record to appear at all if it doesn’t start with the phrase.


RE: Crystal 2011


I am getting closer but I am still getting all of the characters after the 6 digit store number. So I am getting 123456, In home date is 12/20/2018 but I only want 123456.

So I only want the next 6 characters after the : +2 .

Thank you for all the help you have given me over the years!!!

RE: Crystal 2011


There are other ways of doing this also, e.g., using extractstring, but this should work. I didn’t realize you ONLY wanted the store number.


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