troubleshooting Question

Extract Characters From String Based On Format

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Hi, using a query I need to be able to extract a code from within a character string. There can be several thousand lines, each with a different code but the format is always the same ####-. Here is an example:

10-403 Sal-RecruitInit 1485- Staff Recharge
10-413 Sales- Creative 1239- Specs UK advert
10-415 Marketing Man   1239- Specs UK advert
10-416 SaleProfPublica 1152- Professional Ma
10-416 SaleProfPublica 1153- Optom Career Pa
10-416 SaleProfPublica 1938- ODP Income
10-416 SaleProfPublica 1947- Nat Sem Inc
10-417 Sales - Recall  1239- Specs UK advert
10-421 Sales-Training  1048- Emplymnt Law Ma
10-421 Sales-Training  1049- Rectmnt Mat Inc
10-421 Sales-Training  1161- SmartBus RS In
10-421 Sales-Training  1215- Tra Fees - Gen
10-421 Sales-Training  1327- Conducting Staf

From line 1 I would be extracting 1485, line 2 1239 and so on.

Your help would be much appreciated.

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