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Define field length for query results

Posted on 2008-06-26
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I currently have a table of information in access that I need to query certain fields with.  

The issue is that I can not define a field length for the query's results.
For example:
Lname must have a field length of 30 regardless of use
TermHrs must have a field length of 3 regardless of use

I've tried left(), mid(), right(), substr()...and none of them have worked.  
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Question by:Jond0312
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by:darkmooink
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len()
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by:jjafferr
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try this:

Lname1: mid([Lname],1,30)
TermHrs1: mid([TermHrs],1,3)

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by:Jond0312
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I tried

mid([Lname],1,30) & mid([Fname],1,30)

my results...

DerekKellgren

i need

Derek________________________Kellgren______________________
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jjafferr earned 500 total points
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Do you mean you want the rest of the space to be BLANKS? or Underscores??

you will need a Function to do this,
save the following in a module:



now in your query, call this function, like this:
Lname1: FormatText([Lname], 30)
Public Function FormatText(txt As String, iDigits as integer)
dim NewT, i 
    For i = Len(txt) + 1 To iDigits 
        NewT = NewT & " "   'replace the space between the quotes with whatever you want to fill the rest of the spaces
    Next i
    FormatText = txt & NewT
    
End Function

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by:jjafferr
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for [Lname]  and  [Fname]

FullName:FormatText([Lname], 30) & " " & FormatText([Fname], 30)
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