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Posted on 1998-10-06
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I want to find a string at a predetermined location (say 15)in a record,
grab that string length (say 35) and replace it with a string.

Thanks Fred
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Question by:gosportlad
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by:waty
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Use the following function :

Function ReplaceString(sSearch As String, sSearchFor As String, sReplaceWith As String) As String
   ' *** Searches the sSearch variable for sSearchFor
   ' *** and replaces it with sReplaceWith.

   On Error GoTo ERROR__ReplaceString

   Dim lFoundLoc        As Long   ' Location of match.
   Dim lLenRemove       As Long   ' Length of string being replaced.

   ' *** Set length of original text to skip.
   lLenRemove = Len(sSearchFor)    ' Set location of match.

   lFoundLoc = InStr(1, sSearch, sSearchFor)

   ' If sSearchFor isn't found in sSearch
   ' just return the original string.
   If lFoundLoc = 0 Then
      ReplaceString = sSearch
      ' If match is found, return original string up to match
      ' location, concatenate new text, and search the rest of
      ' the string recursively for additional matches.
   Else
      ReplaceString = Left(sSearch, lFoundLoc - 1) & sReplaceWith & ReplaceString(Mid(sSearch, lFoundLoc + lLenRemove), sSearchFor, sReplaceWith)
   End If

EXIT_ReplaceString:
   Exit Function

ERROR__ReplaceString:
   ' Print error to Debug window and don't interrupt query.
   Debug.Print "Error Replacing String """ & sSearchFor & """ with """ & sReplaceWith & """ in text """ & sSearch & """"
   ' If there is an error, return original string
   ' and exit the function.
   ReplaceString = sSearch
   Resume EXIT_ReplaceString

End Function

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by:gosportlad
ID: 1438359
Thanks for your response, but I want to tell the function where the string is located (to validate) within each record.

Regards Fred
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waty earned 50 total points
ID: 1438360
So do as follow :

Mid(sYourString, 15, 35) = sYourNewString
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