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can you make a field to show only part of the filename?

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07-15-2013 01:32 PM

Basically we set up our file names with a # and the title of the drawing. I want to create a field that only shows the number thats in the file name.



if the filename is "10101template.dwg", i  only want the 10101 to show up in my field.


is there a diesel expression or something along those lines that would chose only the first 5 characters in the file name? (our job numbers are 5 #'s long and are the beginning portion of the filename).


if not, is there an expression that would show all numbers in the file name?


I realize there are a few simliar posts, but I haven't found exactly what i am trying to do, but if i do find a solution elsewhere, i will post it here. 


Thank you,

Posts: 22
Registered: ‎04-12-2013
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Re: can you make a field to show only part of the filename?

07-15-2013 01:40 PM in reply to: Dropkickbob

doubt anyone will read this, since i solved my own problem very shortly, but if you're curious, the solution is the diesel expression:


$(substr,$(getvar,dwgname),1, 5)


The 1 means the first character of the field.


Then 5 obviously means the 5th character. :smileyhappy:

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