On Sep 17, 2007, at 3:20 PM, Glen Holcomb wrote:

> openjob.ProblemDesc[0..49] should do the trick.
>
> On 9/17/07, Cryptographic_ICE / yahoo.com  
> <Cryptographic_ICE / yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> This statement here can return a very long paragraph
>> <%=h openjob.ProblemDesc %>
>>
>> Is there a way to trim it to say the first 50 characters? In VBScript
>> I would use Left(). (I am working in ruby on rails if that matters)

As will the following:

    openjob.ProblemDesc.first(50)

Regards, Morton