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I have a string that is something like "AAAA 9999" and all I'm interested in is the first 4 or 5  letters, I want to split at the whitespace.  I know the split function returns an array.  Isn't there a way to convert an array into a string in one line of code instead of a loop?

Note: I can't use Left() because the letters might be longer than 4 chars in some cases.

Thanks.
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Question by:mudface061200
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by:jrspano
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dim s as string
s = join(array)
this will make the array concatinated together with no spaces between then

s = Join(array,"delimiter")
will join with delimiter between words
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by:jrspano
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oops you can't leave out the delimiter to get a concatinated string

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s = join(array,"")
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by:deighton
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sNew = left(sString,instr(sString," ")-1)
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jrspano earned 50 total points
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if you want all to the space just
dim holder as variant
dim s as string
dim t as string

t = "AAAA BBBB"
holder = split(t," ")
s = holder(0)
s now has AAAA in it
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by:mudface061200
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jrspano,

Maybe I wasn't clear, all I want is the first sequence of letters, I don't want the numbers at all, and I surely don't want to concatenate them.  So my desired result is a string of, in this example AAAA
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by:morgan_peat
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What about InStr with Left?

    sBigStr = "AAAAAA 9999"    
    sShortStr = Left$(sBigStr, InStr(sBigStr, " ") - 1)
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by:jrspano
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the instr examples above will do that, my holder example above will also give you what you want.
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by:mudface061200
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I thought I already tried that, but trying your example worked.  Thanks to everyone who submitted comments, jrspano was the first to respond.

Thanks again
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