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If i have a string..say containing "me:You"
How can i use code to divide this string into two parts...one string containing the data before the : and the other string containing the data after.

eg original string = me:you
NewString One must = me
NewStringTwo must = you

How can i do this plz?
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Question by:vbkann
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   Dim strOrg As String
    Dim str1 As String
    Dim str2 As String
    Dim nPos As Integer
   
    strOrg = "me:You"
    nPos = InStr(1, strOrg, ":")
    str1 = Mid(strOrg, 1, nPos - 1)
    str2 = Mid(strOrg, nPos + 1)

Hope it helps :>~
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by:ture
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vbkann,

If you have VB6, there is an even neater way... The brand new 'Split' function splits a delimited string into an array. Like this:

Sub TryThis()
  Dim txt, arr, i
  txt = "Me:and:you:Mary:and:Peter"
  arr = Split(txt, ":")
  For i = LBound(arr) to Ubound(arr)
    Msgbox arr(i)
  Next i
End Sub

Ture Magnusson
Karlstad, Sweden
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by:vbkann
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Thanks...no i dont have vb6 ..yet but thanks anyway
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