VB: Check if a string contains a specific word

Using VB on an Access Table, I want to select some field if the field value which is a string of 3 or 4 words has the third word or the fourth word be the word "Spot".  How do I check this?

One way may be to find the second blank space character, take the Right of that to crop out that space and everything before that and then do a Like "Spot*"?

What would be good VB code for this?

Thanks.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Perhaps some combination using INSTR?

Or perhaps SPLIT the string into a variable array and check the 3rd and 4th variables for that string?
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Mikal613Commented:
IF Instr(yourStr,"TheWord") > 0 then
  msgbox "Itsthere"
else
 msgbox "Not there"
end if
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Wayne_OwenCommented:
Will this help you any, Copy and paste, Call the Function IsSpotThere with the sentence to check
It will return the value below, just check this value.

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Function IsSpotThere(strWord) As Integer

'IsSpotThere
'returns 0 if Spot is not in the 3rd or 4th Word
'returns 1 if Spot is in the 3rd Word
'returns 2 if Spot is in the 4rd Word
'returns 3 if Spot is in the 3rd and 4th Word

Dim Arr_Word

' Remember Split is Zero Based
Arr_Word = Split(strWord, " ")

IsSpotThere = 0

If UBound(Arr_Word) > 1 Then If InStr(1, UCase(Arr_Word(2)), "SPOT") > 0 Then IsSpotThere = 1
If UBound(Arr_Word) > 2 Then If InStr(1, UCase(Arr_Word(3)), "SPOT") > 0 Then IsSpotThere = IsSpotThere + 2
 
End Function

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BryanDohertyCommented:
Here is an example using Split

    Dim sText As String
    Dim sFind As String
    Dim iWord As Integer
    '
    sText = "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country."
    sFind = "the"
   
    If MatchWord(sText, sFind, 4) Then
        MsgBox "found word"
    End If


Function MatchWord(sText As String, sFind As String, iWord As Integer) As Integer
    '
    Dim sWord() As String
    Dim iFound As Integer
    '
    sWord = Split(sText, " ")
    '
    iFound = False
    Select Case iWord - 1
        Case 0 To UBound(sWord)
            iFound = CBool(UCase$(Trim$(sWord(iWord - 1))) = UCase$(Trim$(sFind)))
    End Select
    '
    MatchWord = iFound
    '
End Function

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