>There was a post earlier very similar to this. If you have a database, you
>could use SELECT LEFT(mycolumn, 100) FROM mytable WHERE ...

>Without a db, you can use the PHP substring function:


Except that would return the first 100 characters and not the first 100
words as requested.

To do this you would need to find the 100th space in the string and use
everything before that. I would probably explode the string and loop through
the first one hundred elements to reconstruct the string with the first one
hundred words.



Jon Farmer
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