>>i would like to be able to get the actual string back as a normal int
OK, one last attempt on my part at understanding exactly what you are trying to do. martin_00, answer me these:
- What does your input string look like? Give a precise example.
- Do you want to extract data from all of it, or from between two specific points (start/end)?
- What do you mean by returning a "normal int"?
- What exactly do you want to be returned, and how does it relate to the input string?