[GetChars start=x&end=y]Any Text[/GetChars]

Extracts a portion of the text (also known as substring or Mid$).

To display a subsection of some text, put the text inside a [GetChars] context.

Example (normally you would put the following text into a .tpl file on your server and use a web browser to link to it):

[GetChars start=14&end=18]Hello there, Edwina[/GetChars]

The example above returns "Edwin", which is the sequence of letters starting at the 14th position and extending to the 18th position. Extracting sub-portions of text is useful when you need to get text from files.

[GetChars start=1&end=2&from=end]Hello there, Edwina[/GetChars]

The example above returns "na", which is the sequence of letters starting at the 1st position from the end and extending to the 2nd position from the end.

The following parameters are optional to the [GetChars] context:
Parameter Description

start

Index of the first character to return

end

(Optional) The index of the last character to return. If no end is specified, all of the text up to the end of the string is returned.

from

(Optional) Set to "end" to get characters from the ending of the string instead of the beginning.