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Re: [xsl] creating and populating string

Subject: Re: [xsl] creating and populating string
From: Liam R E Quin <liam@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:29:19 -0400

On Tue, 2013-07-09 at 16:03 +0100, henry human wrote:
> Hi
> I have a string, string1 which could be  1,2,3,..20..100 characters
> long
> I will only the last 10 characters of the string1 to build string2 and
> if string1 shorter than 10 characters string2 should be populated with
> '0'

You don't actually ask a question but I'm guessing you want to know how
to use string-length(), substring() and subtraction?

Here's one way to do what I think you are asking for, padding with
leading zeros:

<xsl:variable name="s" select=" concat('0000000000', $input) " />
<xsl:value-of select="substring($s, 1 + string-length($s) - 10, 10)" />

Note, If this is homework, please at least take the time to understand
the solution - maybe use pencil and paper... assuming it does work - I
didn't try it.


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