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I need assistance with truncating text please

Thread began 2/14/2022 4:39 pm by jo271221 | Last modified 2/15/2022 12:11 pm by Ray Borduin | 77 views | 1 replies |


I need assistance with truncating text please

I found an earlier post with this

To have it not break in the middle of a word, I'd return more characters than you need in the sql query, maybe change it to 160... then add a function to the php:


function truncate($str, $width) {
$str = str_replace("\n"," ",$str);
return strtok(wordwrap($str, $width, "...\n"), "\n");

And then display the column using that function like:

<?php echo(truncate($row_rsProductUpdates['summarytext'], 140)); ?>

But my attempt failed. I am adding my attempt in private message.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Try substr instead of truncate like:

<?php echo(substr($WADAhorses->getColumnVal("businessname"),0,17)); ?>

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