Thanks a lot! I'm just blind!
"Quentin Bennett" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message news:[EMAIL PROTECTED] o.nz... What's wrong with select left(myfield, 500) from mytable; ? Quentin -----Original Message----- From: Micah Bushouse [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, 17 December 2002 3:22 p.m. To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [PHP] MySQL select a field's first X bytes Is there a way in MySQL to select a fields first X bytes? I have a field of type text. I would like to print the first 500 or so bytes of its contents as a summary of the entire field, then having the user click "read more..." or something of that sort for the whole document. I read up on select in the MySQL manual and didn't see much, does anyone out there know of such a feature? Should I just take the whole field into php and do it that way? thanks, Micah Bushouse -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and intended for the addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient, you are asked to respect that confidentiality and not disclose, copy or make use of its contents. If received in error you are asked to destroy this email and contact the sender immediately. Your assistance is appreciated. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php