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Thread began 2/26/2010 5:55 am by john.cummins125554 | Last modified 2/27/2010 2:51 am by john.cummins125554 | 966 views | 5 replies

CraigRBeta Tester

to show the first 150 charcters only in a string, you can edit the sql as follows (for example)...

left(fieldname,150) as fieldname150.

to prevent half-words, you can look for the last space in the 150 character string and trim it again.

this can be done with a bit of php...

in the code recordset is the name of your mysql recordset

$extract = $row_recordset['fieldname150'];
$lastspace = strrpos($extract, ' ');
$extract_word = substr($extract, 0, $lastspace).'...';
echo nl2br($extract_word);

you now have a new string variable called $extract_word with slightly fewer than 150 characters, but ending on a whole word, with an ellipsis tagged onto the end.

Here it is on a site news.php

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