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Replace everything after a space in a string

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HI,
As the replace fn does not accept wildcards, how do I remove all characters in a string, AFTER the first space is encountered?
Ie; the original string may read: SONY ELECTRONICS
What I want this to be replaced with is simply: SONY

thanks!
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by:Dishan Fernando
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can you explan little more
You want this.
"SONY ELECTRONICS" --> "ELECTRONICS" ???
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by:TimCottee
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Hi fjkilken,

How about

Left(MyField,CharIndex(' ',MyField)-1)

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by:fjkilken
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The solution: "Left(MyField,CharIndex(' ',MyField)-1)" probably won't work as I do not know how many characters ( for the CHAR INDEX) will be in the string, ie; it could be SONY ELECTROINCS or just as easilt: PHILIPPS INDUSTRIES
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fjkilken,

That is the point, CharIndex tells you where the first space is in the string then takes everything to the left of that. Of course if it is an empty string it will fail but you can simply handle that with:

Left(MyField + ' ',CharIndex(' ',MyField + ' ') -1)

Tim.
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