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Ruchee Goyal
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Joined: Sep 12, 2006
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Hi,
I've a string which is being populated at runtime from database with OS (operating system) values say AIX 5.2, Linux 2.4 etc.

Now i need to take the version thing(5.2, 2.4 etc) out and just return the version free OS string to the user.

what can be the best way to do that?
Keith Lynn
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What about a regular expression where you ignore digits and a dot?
Ruchee Goyal
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Joined: Sep 12, 2006
Posts: 12
Thanks for the hint.

i've not used it ever - i'll try and let you know if i find any problem
Srikanth Ramu
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Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Originally posted by Ruchee Goyal:
Hi,
I've a string which is being populated at runtime from database with OS (operating system) values say AIX 5.2, Linux 2.4 etc.

Now i need to take the version thing(5.2, 2.4 etc) out and just return the version free OS string to the user.

what can be the best way to do that?


If the value that you get from database is space seperated , the you might want to use split.



Rahul Bhattacharjee
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I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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