Help with field calculator code (remove characters)

Discussion created by mariposaducharme on Feb 2, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 3, 2011 by mstead

I would like to populate a field with another field....The field I will be drawing data from is text, and I want to remove the 3 first characters Eg. "AB-589" would become simply "589".

I have looked at the vb and python string operators and do not see which one would work...Any tips/suggestions? I could do it in (ie, export a dbf, add a field, use the KEN function to remove the characters, add the dbf to the map, join the tables,  populate the field)....but I would rather learn how to do it in Arc....

If somebody can just point/nudge me in the right direction, I would appreciate!!!