How to remove the last digit of an specific string

  • Hello,

    I need to remove the last digit of an specific string in my file


    In this case I need to remove the 0, the 9 and the 8 to have it like this


    Any idea?

  • @Daniel-Perez said:

    Any idea?

    Lot’s of ideas. Unfortunately, you didn’t define the problem very well, and you probably allowed Markdown to convert ASCII quotes into “smart” quotes, so there’s a good chance I’ll interpret your question wrong.

    Thanks for at least showing before and after; some questioners don’t even provide that much.

    I am going to assume by “specific string”, you meant “remove the last digit from any number embedded in standard ASCII quotes after Number=, as long as there are exactly 9 digits in the number”. If you meant something else, you need to be more explicit.

    • FIND = Number="\d{8}\K\d"
    • REPLACE = "
    • Search Mode = regular expression

    If it doesn’t do what you want, read my advice below for asking a good question and for learning about regexes, then reply with more details.

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  • How about:

    • FIND = ..$
    • REPLACE = "
    • Search Mode = regular expression


  • @Steven-Haymes said:

    How about:

    And I thought my response was making some assumptions. :-)

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