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Quote cheryla Replybullet Topic: Grabbing info from the middle of an open field
    Posted: 14 Jul 2014 at 10:12am
I have a notation chars field (We can enter anything into this field). I need to figure out how to grab the $ amount (if there is one) from this field. Below is a sample. There definitely could be more or less info in this field. Is this possible? Any suggestions?

I know that if it was a fixed placement I could use right or left justify or something like it but this can be anywhere.

Any help is welcomed. This would saved hours of manually looking up each order to find this info and enter it into a spreadsheet. Thank you!!

Sample:

6/9/2014 7:40> 1Z611??????941204
$11.63
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Quote FrnhtGLI Replybullet Posted: 15 Jul 2014 at 7:18am
if the dollar sign is always going to be there, try:

mid({table.field}, instr({table.field}, '$'))

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That will produce an error when an amount sign is not there. You said that an amount may not be there. So do:

if '$' in {table.field}
    then mid({table.field}, instr({table.field}, '$'))
        else ''


Edited by FrnhtGLI - 15 Jul 2014 at 7:20am
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Quote cheryla Replybullet Posted: 16 Jul 2014 at 3:08am
Thank you. I will try this out and let you know.
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