Split method gotchas

OK Sorry there’s no handy script in this post but I’ve got to share a gotcha I ran into. When using the Split method on a string Split will split any of the characters it finds in the string not the grouping of the characters. Let me explain by showing a real world example where I learned this.

“Goose_Bay – AST – (GMT/UTC -4)”.Split(“(GMT”)

Because Goose begins with a G it splits this string to “oose_Bay…”. It also did this for all time zones beginning with M and T. So hopefully this will not catch anyone else out there off guard. Now I need to find another method to do this work for me, but I learned something valuable and I wanted to share.

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