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# Access Database- Split Field into 2 fields

Posted on 2007-11-27
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I have an access database with a field called acct.     The field is varying lengths of numbers.
Based on the field "Application" I need to move the last 3 or 5 numbers at the end to another field that I can create in the DB.   For example, If Application is IRA and the account number is 111111111222, I need to move the 222 to a separate field and remove it from the account number field.  But the 111111111 could be from 4 to 9 characters long and still have a 3 digit "sub number".  I just need the 222 sub number removed.  I have about 200,000 records to manipulate.    I imported a text file into access to accomplish this but I am open to any other suggestions.  Thanks in advance for your help.

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ID: 20357964
you can use the left, right or mid function

if the acct is  more than 9 digits you can simply use

mid([acct],10) to get the sub number

how is the acct formatted if there are less than 9 digits  ( 4-9 characters)?
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ID: 20357973
if the three digits sub number is constant in length (3 digits), you can use

right([acct],3)   to get the three digit sub number what ever the lentgh of the acct numbet
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ID: 20358003
update MyTable set SubAcct = Right(Acct,3), Acct = left(Len(Acct) - 3)
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ID: 20358008
and to get the acct number you can use the left function

left([acct],len([acct])-3)
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MikeToole earned 1000 total points
ID: 20358028
Oops, missed a bit
update MyTable set SubAcct = Right(Acct,3), Acct = left(Acct, Len(Acct) - 3)
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Author Comment

ID: 20359036
My table has many applications.  So I want to use the above just for one type, example IRA, then I need one with right(acct,5) for CLN, etc....

can I run this from a query that has the applications defined?  thanks again.
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Expert Comment

ID: 20359092
you have to do that in a query..
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Author Comment

ID: 20360524
Sorry, I am so frustrated with this project I cannot think clearly.
I am trying to write this so it checks the application for IRA then runs the above code.  I can get the query and I can get the above but I cannot get them together.  your help is appreciated.

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Expert Comment

ID: 20360559
explain  <so it checks the application for IRA >  in details
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Author Comment

ID: 20360586
I need this:  SELECT REPORT.BUS_PERIOD, REPORT.CUST_ID, REPORT.APPLICATION, REPORT.ACCT_NBR, REPORT.PRIM_ACCT_OWNER,  REPORT.SubNum
FROM REPORT
WHERE (((REPORT.APPLICATION)="IRA"));
then I need to do this:  update MyTable set SubAcct = Right(Acct,3), Acct = left(Acct, Len(Acct) - 3)
But I don't want to update the entire table, just the IRA part (with the above select statement).

thanks again.

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 1000 total points
ID: 20360704
so you want to update the field SubNum in table report

update report set subnum=right([ACCT_NBR],3), ACCT_NBR=left([ACCT_NBR],len([ACCT_NBR])-3)
where APPLICATION="IRA"
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Expert Comment

ID: 20360711
create a back up of your table before  running the update query
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Author Closing Comment

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Thank you!!
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