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I am wondering if it is possible to delete the beginning of a string if it consists of a certain substring. E.g. if, and only if, the string begins with "Joe " then delete "Joe " leaving the rest of the string intact. I have found "replace" but that would remove "Joe " wherever it was in the string, not necessarily at the beginning.

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This script illustrates one way to check for "Joe " at the start of the string:



Variable Set String %x% to "Joe Blow"
Variable Set String %x%: Prompt
Variable Modify String: Copy part of text in %x% starting at 1 and 4 characters long to %Name%
If Variable %Name% Equals "Joe "
  Variable Modify String: Delete part of text from %x% starting at 1 and 4 characters long
End If
Text Box Display: Result


<VARIABLE SET STRING Option="\x00" Destination="%x%" Value="Joe Blow" NoEmbeddedVars="FALSE"/>
<VARIABLE SET STRING Option="\x01" Destination="%x%" Prompt="What is the name?" Mask="FALSE" OnTop="TRUE" Left="Center" Top="Center" Monitor="0"/>
<VARIABLE MODIFY STRING Option="\x09" Destination="%Name%" Variable="%x%" Start="1" Count="4" NoEmbeddedVars="FALSE"/>
<IF VARIABLE Variable="%Name%" Condition="\x00" Value="Joe " IgnoreCase="FALSE"/>
<VARIABLE MODIFY STRING Option="\x0A" Destination="%x%" Start="1" Count="4"/>
<TEXT BOX DISPLAY Title="Result" Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang1033{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\lang4105\\f0\\fs20 The result is \"%x%\"\\lang1033\\f1\\fs14 \r\n\\par }\r\n" Left="Center" Top="Center" Width="278" Height="200" Monitor="0" OnTop="TRUE" Keep_Focus="TRUE" Mode="\x00" Delay="0"/>


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