Copy first 2 characters to field

Hi,

I know this is going to be simple but I have been searchin the FAQ and forum for an hour and what I have tried isn't working. I want to copy the first 2 characters from the filename to the discnumber.

Filenames look like "36Albumname122.mp3"

I want the 36 to become the discnumber

Thanks.

Use format action
field: DISCNUMBER
value: $regexp(%_FILENAME%,'^(d+).+',$1)

Action: Format value
... or ...
Converter: Tag - Tag

Field: DISCNUMBER
(fetch two leading characters)
Value/Format string: $left(%_filename%,2)
... or ...
(fetch two leading characters)
Value/Format string: $reverse($right($reverse(%_filename%),2))
... or ...
(fetch two leading digits)
Value/Format string: $regexp(%_filename%,'^(\d\d).+$','$1')
... or ...
(fetch all leading digits)
Value/Format string: $regexp(%_filename%,'^(\d+).+$','$1')

DD.20120711.0540.CEST

Cheers guys.

This one worked for me

Action: Format value
Field: DISCNUMBER
Format string: $left(%_filename%,2)

1200 files in 5 seconds. BAM!