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How to trim spaces in captured data on some fields ?

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HI

We have imported some data to an access table but it seems that some fields have some spaces at right and left side.

I wonder if there´s an access function that could trim those spaces.

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:dimensionav
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 1000 total points
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Trim(yourFieldName)

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There are 3 functions doing this.
LTrim trims the left spaces
RTrim trims the right spaces
Trim trims left and right spaces

So you could update yout table like this:
UPDATE table set column = Trim(column)

http://www.techonthenet.com/access/functions/string/trim.php
http://www.techonthenet.com/access/functions/string/ltrim.php
http://www.techonthenet.com/access/functions/string/rtrim.php
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For example ... using an Update query:

UPDATE Table1 SET Table1.FIELD1 = Trim([FIELD1]), Table1.FIELD2 = Trim([FIELD2]), Table1.FIELD3 = Trim([FIELD3]);


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I posted the correct answer first - followed by an example.

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I´m very sorry DatabaseMX, I just saw the mysteriousguy example first, I haven´t noticed your next example after trying mysteriousguy one.

What would you like I do ?
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Click the Request Attention button ... the mods will help you.

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thx.
Appreciate this.

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