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    Split a Field into Multiple Fields?

    Hello,



    I have the following field that I would like to split into individual fields within a query:

    [YarnCode]: 1042/23S-0/2195-BR027

    What I want:


    • 1042
    • 23S-0
    • 2195
    • BR027


    I have the following code that I use on something similar, but I cannot get it to work due to the different separators ( "-" and "/"):


    • Code: SplitFile(0,[YarnCode],"/")
    • Twist: SplitFile(1,[YarnCode],"/")
    • Quality: SplitFile(2,[YarnCode],"/")
    • Colour: SplitFile(3,[YarnCode],"-")


    I am not sure if this is the correct approach for this?

    Any advice as to how to approach this please?


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    You will have to nest SplitFile for last 2 elements.

    Quality: SplitFile(0, SplitFile(2,[YarnCode],"/"), "-")

    Colour: SplitFile(1, SplitFile(2,[YarnCode],"/"), "-")
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    Excuse my ignorance but is SplitFile a user defined function you have created?
    I know how to use the built-in Access Split function but have never heard of SpliFile
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    I assumed it is UDF because Split() won't work in query. If my suggestion doesn't work, will need to know more about the underlying code.
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    That was part of the reason I asked.
    If the OP is trying to use Split in a query it will fail
    However, Daniel Pineault has a StringSplit function as a workaround to allow Split to be used in a query https://www.devhut.net/2018/04/22/ac...it-in-a-query/
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    Thank you all, I managed to get it working using the SplitFile

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