copy part of record to another field
Posted on 2008-10-31
In the database I am working on, the Last Name & First Name fields have been used to store all naming information about the contacts. In the last name field there are prefixes, organizations names, etc.
In the first name field there are more prefixs, suffixs, and spouse names.
I specificly need help coping only the spouse name to a new field, but I hope the solution can work for all the date cleaning problems I have with these two fields.
The data in the FIRST NAME field I need to parse out is mainly in the format of "name & name"
I can't find out how to copy just the text after "& name"
I have tried Instr, but am not knowledgeable enought about the details of Access to use it (does it go in the design part of a query, is it used in making a SQL statement, or does it need to be in a modules?)
(I know the names of the different parts of Access, but not how to use them, yet)