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    Can the substring widget be used to split a string?

    Asked by bbrett on June 23, 2017 at 05:49 AM

    I understand it can copy based on the character count, i.e. from 0-3 would copy the first four characters of the string.

    In my case I'd want it to copy all of the substring text up until a % for example?

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    Answered by Jim_R on June 23, 2017 at 08:32 AM

    Sadly, there's no way to achieve what you're describing. You're correct with your understanding that the Substring Widget is used that way (e.g. set a start and end position).

    From how you described it, you're looking for a way to split a string once it encounters a certain character (e.g. a %). This can't be done within JotForm but you can do this with the help of your developer.

    Just have him grab the form's Full Source Code > deploy it on your page > then programmatically add a script to split a field using Javascript.