Hey gannet. Ill take a look at the program sometime. I didn't develop the program so have no idea of how it operates. It seems rather silly to me to have that rich text formatting in the database. We have over 1000 columns with that replicated data. What a waste of space.
Hi, jon... If you're still interested in string chopping in PHP, here's a snippet from the PHP manual about substr().
string substr ( string string, int start [, int length])
substr() returns the portion of string specified by the start and length parameters.
If start is non-negative, the returned string will start at the start'th position in string, counting from zero. For instance, in the string 'abcdef', the character at position 0 is 'a', the character at position 2 is 'c', and so forth.