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I am using a SPServices (jQuery Library for SharePoint webservice) to grab list items. I have managed to get the data as follows:

<z:row ows_Date_x0020_From="2013-06-03 00:00:00"
 ows_Date_x0020_To="2013-06-05 00:00:00" ows_Approver="9;#MV\tengsung"
 ows_Leave_x0020_Type="1;#AL" ows__ModerationStatus="0" ows__Level="1"
 ows_ID="1" ows_UniqueId="1;#{7A76C1C6-183A-44DE-AE20-DE341A7CADCA}"
 ows_owshiddenversion="4" ows_FSObjType="1;#0" ows_Created="2013-06-03
 17:08:38" ows_Date_x0020_Applied="2013-06-03 18:00:00"
 ows_PermMask="0x7fffffffffffffff" ows_Modified="2013-06-03 17:46:21"
 ows_FileRef="1;#Lists/Leaves/1_.000" ows_MetaInfo="1;#"/>

How can I omit the Special SP Characters, e.g. "10;#Albert" or "1;#AL", and take only the value?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

This is how I do it typically:

var leave = $(this).attr("ows_Leave_x0020_Type").split(";#")[1];

Meaning for this z:row, get the leave type attribute, split the string on ;# and give me the second item in the array it creates as arrays are zero indexed to give you AL or [0] to get you the index/ID value of the item.

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I am new to this, may I know what is the value before ";#"? – Edward Low Jun 5 '13 at 3:48
updated answer, it's basically an internal ID – Eric Alexander Jun 5 '13 at 4:32

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