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Function: string left(float num, integer places , string rnd);

Returns text left of a specified separator

See also: Right


string notecardparameter = left(sdata,"="); //in a notecard line that reads Colour=Brown, returns "Colour="


<lsl> string left (string src, string divider) {

      integer iStart = llSubStringIndex( src, divider ) + 1; 
      string result = llGetSubString( src, 0, iStart -1) ;//note -2 here if you don't want the divider included in what you get back
      return result;

} </lsl>

Inspired by (and evolved from) discussions between Cheree Bury & Domino Marama in the SL Scripting Forum July 2008 at http://forums.secondlife.com/showthread.php?t=267884, with optional rounding added (that part being inspired by work by various authors here: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Fixed_Precision )