I think what you're looking for might have to be done with StringFunctions, another extension:

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:StringFunctions

It has a function #sub that returns part of a string.  That would probably do what you need.

-Robert

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Bobby S <bobbys@gmail.com> wrote:
I was wondering if there is a way to show a limited number of
characters for the value of a specific property in an inline (ask)
query.  So for example, if I had an inline query that was going to
bring back the value for "longDescription", and the value brought back
would normally be:

This is the long description.  It has many more characters than I
would want to bring back.

And I wanted to just bring back let's say the first ten characters of
the value such as:

This is th

Would this be possible?

Thanks!

Bobby

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