# Template:Strloc prefix

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The string-prefixer Template:Strloc prefix gets the prefix of a string up to a specified location, or the entire string when location is less than 1.

### Usage

{{Strloc prefix|<string1>|strloc=<n>}}

Returns the prefix of string1 up to location strloc=n, where n = 1 denotes the first character of the string. If strloc <= 0 then the entire string1 is the result. The parameter strloc can be a math formula, such as: strloc={{{len}}}-2, or strloc=abs(-2*5)+6.

### Examples

The following show various uses:

• {{Strloc prefix|abcdef|strloc=3}} → abc
• {{Strloc prefix|abcdef|strloc=0}} → abcdef
• {{Strloc prefix|My Title (film)|strloc= {{strfind_short|My Title (film)|(|1|lenstr={{strlen_quick|My Title (film)}}|}}-2}} → My Title
In the example with "{{strfind_short}}: the number for strloc was set by finding "(" in the
title. If there had been no parenthesis "(" then the result would get the entire title.

### Limitations

The text extracted is subject to the limitations of parser functions {#ifexpr:} and {padleft:}. In particular, spaces around the prefixed string are dropped, and NOT counted, before or after:

• {{Strloc prefix| Title here |strloc=9}}   → "Title her"
• {{Strloc prefix| Title here |strloc=0}}   → "Title here"

Spaces embedded within the prefix string are real spaces (NOT "&#32;"), and any accented or special characters can be used in the string.

### Related pages

• {{Strloc insert}} - Inserts a string at character location strloc, or appends if strloc<=0.
• {{Strloc prefix}} - Extracts string prefix up to location strloc, or whole string if strloc<=0.
• {{Str rep}} — Returns the string, replacing the first occurrence of a specified string, with another string. Requires a match.
• {{Str repc}} — Returns the string, replacing the first occurrence of a specified string, with another string, if there is one.
• {{Repeat}} — Repeat character string n times