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taking 7 digits from database

preethi Ayyappan
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I am storing a callerid number in a table.I need to get only the last 7 digits
from the callerid and i have to display it.for example if i am storing 043255667778.i have to get 5667778 and to display can i do this?using substring?please help me to do this.

amitabh mehra
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From what I understood from your description is that you are storing a caller id in some database table as a varchar. And later, after retrieving you want to display the last 7 digits using substring function.

If this is correct then you can try: (assuming you fetched the string in str variable of type string)

String lastSeven = str.substring(str.length() - 7);
preethi Ayyappan
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[ May 28, 2008: Message edited by: preethi Ayyappan ]
Ilja Preuss

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Alternatively, you could do this directly in SQL. Depending on the number of records you are retrieving, this might reduce the network bandwidth consumed by the database query.

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Rob Spoor

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MS SQL (and perhaps others) also have methods called LEFT and RIGHT. Perhaps you can use those too:

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