Extract part of a field in crystal reports

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I need to be able to extract part of a field to use in a crystal report. For example: my account # is any number of digits with a - followed by another number. I just want the numbers in front of the -. If the account = 1234-1 i want it to return 1234. if the accoutn = 123-23 i want 123. How can i do that?

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You could use a combination of the LEFT and INSTR functions.

Something like this:

<pre><b>Left</b>({your_field},<b>InStr</b>({your_field},”-“)-1)</pre>

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