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Display only substring of data.text



I did add a column data.text and enabled it (, so far the package content is displayed fine.

Now I would like to only show only certain characterfields there, for example the first ten chars, or char 5 to 8. Is this possible? I tried data.text[10] but it did not work

asked 04 Nov '16, 12:27

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This is not possible out-of-the-box. You could however use a LUA script to extract portions of a field and put the result in a new field. Or you could file an "Enhancement Request" at for this functionality and hope that some developer finds interest in developing this functionality.

answered 07 Nov '16, 02:16

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edited 07 Nov '16, 02:42

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