Removing first fewcharacters from a String

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Hey guys i have simple problem,
i have the following string:
y= "TDS 2002C - 10:42:25 08.10.2011"
Now i want to trim the string, so that i only shows the date. Meaning 08.10.2011 , I dont need the rest of the string.
Can somebody help me ?
Regards,
Alex

Answers (1)

Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 11 Apr 2020
Edited: Ameer Hamza on 11 Apr 2020
If all the strings have the same format and date occurs at the end then following will work.
y = "TDS 2002C - 10:42:25 08.10.2011";
date = char(y);
date = string(date(end-9:end));
A general approach
y = "TDS 2002C - 10:42:25 08.10.2011";
date = regexp(y, '[0-9]{2}\.[0-9]{2}\.[0-9]{4}', 'match');

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