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Old 11-13-2004, 06:19 AM   #1
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PHP: limiting amount of text printed

Hiya guys,

I am in the process of re-writing one of my sites in PHP using MySQL for the dynamic content. I have a table within my database that I store 'news' items that I show on a specific page within the site but I would like to show maybe the first 200 characters of the article on the front page, but I cannot work out hoiw to limit the output of the MySQL query to only 200 characters.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Old 11-13-2004, 08:13 AM   #2
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Take a look at the SUBSTRING function:


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