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How to find previous string of a string - Prince_Bhatia - Sep-26-2018

Hi,

I am struggling at problem which is how to find previous string in a string.

For example i have a string
A= "my name is prince"

Now i want to find "prince" when prince found return "my name is"

How can i do that?


RE: How to find previous string of a string - gruntfutuk - Sep-26-2018

Explore string slicing. See what the below gives you (the literal string can be replaced by a variable).

"Mary had a little lamb"[:10]

So, you can find where the string you are looking for starts, and then slice the string to return everything before that.