Remove part of a String
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Posted By:   Grant_Priestley
Posted On:   Wednesday, March 13, 2002 02:23 PM

hi...



does anyone know how to remove the first part of a String..eg. the first part of a string to a certain point.



I've basically got a tracked url being..

http://www.blah.com/cgi-go/dest=jguru&clickno=1234&ref=1///http://www.jguru.com


and i want to display it as ..

http://www.jguru.com



The trouble lies in that the character length is a variable size with the dest="" and the clickno="" always changing



anyone with any ideas

g!

Re: Remove part of a String

Posted By:   Anonymous  
Posted On:   Thursday, March 14, 2002 01:07 AM

If you always have the part of the string you need to extract prefixed by a fixed string (in your case seems to be "///"), you can always do something like this:

String url = "http://www.blah.com/cgi-go/dest=jguru&clickno=1234&ref=1///http://www.jguru.com";
String tracked = null;
int pos = url.lastIndexOf("///"); // you can also use indexOf()
if (pos != -1) {
tracked = url.substring(pos+3);
}
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