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Agathon
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April

What's this GetChar Function in SQL Server Reporting Services?

I have been creating reports, and training clients to write their own reports using SQL Server Reporting Services, and until know, I have never noticed the function GetChar.

For those of you who are not aware of this function, in SSRS it is described as follows:

Returns a Char value representing the character from the specified index in the supplied string.
In lay mans terms GetChar, allows users to extract a character from a specific position in a text string.

=GETChar(Tablename!FieldName.Value, 8)

Granted I could have used the Mid() function, but this is so much cleaner



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