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Extracting selected characters from filename and inserting into attribute table

Question asked by spk578 on Jan 18, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2012 by spk578

I have come across a problem and with my limited exposure to scripting I have come to a dead end and nesome help.

The problem is: I have several thousand shapefiles (delivered from our draftsman) which have filenames similar to this:


I need to add the 4th, 5th, and 6th characters of the filename (e.g. 64a) to the attribute table (I have all ready used model builder to create a new field) under the field name: "MapNumber"
Once this is done I can easily join a table and copy features to feature class and will have populated my attribute tabe quite nicely.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks for you help,