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how to split text in access into 2 fields

Posted on 2009-04-07
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Hi,
I have a field like the following:
4mg/Acc
3mgkl/Mllpr
LLMN/Gkoh

So all what i want to do is that split the text into 2 fields starting the "/".  Here is the result that i would like to see:
field1               field2
4mg                 Acc
3mgkl               Mllpr
LLMN              Gkoh

Thanks.
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SELECT SomeField, IIf(InStr(1, SomeField, "/") > 0, Left(SomeField, InStr(1, SomeField, "/") - 1), SomeField) AS FirstPart,
    IIf(InStr(1, SomeField, "/") > 0, Mid(SomeField, InStr(1, SomeField, "/") + 1), "") AS SecondPart
FROM SomeTable
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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select Left([f1],instr([f1],"/")-1) as field1,
mid([f1],instr([f1],"/")+1) as field2
from tableX
where Instr([f1],"/")>0
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by:karinos57
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this is perfect
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