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Multiple criteria with InStr function?

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Please have a look at the multiple criteria that I am testing for to return the word "Green".  Currently I am checking for 16 different words, but I need to check for about 40 possible words.  Is there a better way for me to do this exercise?  Should I move everything to a function and then call the function from the query?


PinColor: IIf(IsNull([Type]),"Blank",IIf(InStr([Type],"Single family detached")=1 Or InStr([Type],"home")=1,"Yellow",IIf(InStr([Type],"land")=1 Or InStr([Type],"lots")=1 Or InStr([Type],"site")=1,"Brown",IIf(InStr([Type],"Indus")=1 Or InStr([Type],"Warehousing")=1 Or InStr([Type],"gravel")=1,"Red",IIf(InStr([Type],"Retail")=1 Or InStr([Type],"Office Building")=1 Or InStr([Type],"Commercial")=1 Or InStr([Type],"shopping centre")=1 Or InStr([Type],"office")=1 Or InStr([Type],"auto")=1 Or InStr([Type],"motel")=1 Or InStr([Type],"restaurant")=1 Or InStr([Type],"hotel")=1 Or InStr([Type],"bank")=1 Or InStr([Type],"medical")=1 Or InStr([Type],"dental")=1 Or InStr([Type],"store")=1 Or InStr([Type],"dealership")=1 Or InStr([Type],"marina")=1 Or InStr([Type],"clubs")=1,"Green",IIf(InStr([Type],"Multi-Res")=1 Or InStr([Type],"Rental Apartments")=1 Or InStr([Type],"condo apartments")=1,"Blue","Other"))))))

Thanks for the help.
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