Data seperation in a field

Posted on 2010-09-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a table with data
in a field that I need
seperated into other fields.
The field with the data is called
The data is seperated by a ".",
like ED.RAM.WARN.L131.P161.
The first segment Needs to go
into a field called "Distribution".
The second segment needs to go
into a field called "District".
The third segment needs to go into
a field called Sub_Area.
The fourth segment needs to go
into a field called LineNo.
The fifth segment needs to go
into a field called "Line_Seg".
There are other fields in this
table, so basically I would be
adding the five new fields.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

Question by:donnie91910
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Accepted Solution

Huseyin KAHRAMAN earned 250 total points
ID: 33703427
create this in modules

Function splitNGet(s As String, n As Integer, seperator As String)
  Arr = Split(s, seperator)
  splitNGet = (Arr(n - 1))
End Function


splitnget("ED.RAM.WARN.L131.P161.",1,".") as Distribution,
splitnget("ED.RAM.WARN.L131.P161.",2,".") as District,
from MyTable
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Assisted Solution

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 250 total points
ID: 33703438
you will need a UDF function to do that

place this codes in a regular Module (not the Form module)

Function SplitField(ByVal idx As Integer, ByVal sValue As String) As String

    Dim infArr() As String
    SplitField = ""
    If sValue <> "" Then
        infArr = Split(sValue, ".")
        Select Case idx
            Case 1
                SplitField = infArr(0)
            Case 2
                If UBound(infArr) > 0 Then SplitField = infArr(1)
            Case 3
                If UBound(infArr) > 1 Then SplitField = infArr(2)
            Case 4
                If UBound(infArr) > 2 Then SplitField = infArr(3)
            Case 5
                If UBound(infArr) > 2 Then SplitField = infArr(4)

        End Select
    End If
End Function

to use in a query

select [FLOC_LABEL]
,SplitField(1,[FLOC_LABEL]) as Distribution
,SplitField(2,[FLOC_LABEL]) as District
,SplitField(3,[FLOC_LABEL]) as Sub_Area
,SplitField(4,[FLOC_LABEL]) as LineNo
,SplitField(5,[FLOC_LABEL]) as LineSeq
From NameOftable

you can also use the a query to update the fields in your table
by converting the Select query into an Update query


Author Closing Comment

ID: 33704210
worked great.

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