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Snippet Name: Lead-In Sentence fragment...

Description: As a "preview" of text, this MySQL select will return the first few words out of a text field in a database. It returns entire words (doesn't cut them off in the middle) and follows the last word with an elipse "..."

In the PHP, assign $CharactersToDisplay to a number - the approximate number of characters desired (or you can hard-code it if you want).

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Language: MYSQL
Highlight Mode: MYSQL
Last Modified: March 01st, 2009

SELECT CONCAT(LEFT(NameOfField,LOCATE(' ',NameOfField,$CharsToDisplay)-1),'...')
  FROM TheTable
 WHERE TheID = $TheID


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