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Conveyor2
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Registered: ‎01-10-2013
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Limit file name length

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01-10-2013 07:41 PM

I have a drawing and I have a field calling up the path and file name.  Is their a way to limit the size of the path displayed?  For example, if my drawing is C:\users\name1\name2\name3\t4\new5.dwg, is their a way to only show ...\name3\t4\new5.dwg?

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Neil47
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Re: Limit file name length

01-11-2013 02:41 AM in reply to: Conveyor2

Using DIESEL expression in you field will help point you in the right direction if you path names are all a consistent length

 

for example,

 

$(substr,%<\AcVar dwgprefix \f "%tc1">%,15)

 

will display the path from the 15th character

 

Also take a look at this link, one of the posts shows how to display a set number of characters from the end

 

http://forums.augi.com/archive/index.php/t-68125.html

 

 

 

 

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Conveyor2
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Re: Limit file name length

01-12-2013 02:44 PM in reply to: Neil47

Close.  But I can't to constant characters because the directory names will always be a diferent length.  I can say i just want everything from the third or fouth "\" forward.  Would that help?

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Neil47
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Re: Limit file name length

01-17-2013 06:54 AM in reply to: Conveyor2

I don't think it will be possible with diesel

 

I haven't much time at the moment to get too deep but there may be a solution here at this link

 

http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?140905-Folder-Name-into-Text-Field

 

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