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Hello Experts,

I'm wanting to UPDATE the Sequence field in a SQL Server 2008 table by using the Index of a listbox +1. I want to use the first characters in the strings that populate the listbox as the JOIN criteria. Something like :
"UPDATE tblQuestionnaire SET Sequence = '" & intSeq & "'" & _
                    "WHERE Q_Key = '" & intQ_Key & "'"
Except as a loop through all the records selected in the listbox (lbQuestions) and intQ_Key as the first characters.
The strings in the listbox are like:
385, Does yada yada yada?
257, Is yada yada yada?
1564, Can it yada yada yada?

So I need a way to grab the numbers to the left of the comma. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

JackW9653



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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 500 total points
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To get the numbers to the left of the comma, you can use the String.Split function....

    intQ_Key = lbQuestions.Items(intSeq).ToString.Split(","c)(0)

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Thank you very much.
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