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How to replace first character in a string in Access 97

Posted on 2011-03-18
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I need to replace the first character in a string.  The attached code, placed within query design grid works.  However the client wants to replace the first character in a string based on certain conditions where TO Description] Like "Extended *",fnReplace[(WBS5])",  I tried to use a built in replace function, however Access 97 doesn't seem to have one.    Thanks

AdjWBS5: Switch([TO Description] Like "LWTS *","2.01.04.70436",[TO Description] Not Like "LWTS *" Or [TO Description] Like "*Extended*",[WBS5])

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I think you have realised that the replace function is not available.

here is an Alternative
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Thanks for the information.  I've done some more work and I think the following will work for my purpose since I just need to replace the first character.  However, the code you linked to should be useful in the future

Public Function ReplaceStr(strInput As String, strReplacement As String) As String
Dim strResult As String    
   
        strResult = strReplacement & Mid(TextIn, 2, Len(strInput))
        ReplaceStr = strResult
       
   
End Function
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No arguments from me. I could think of many ways to do it like you. The RIGHT function would also do it. You might find that for a REPLACE function for 97 that the code I gave you is the most flexible.
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Thanks for your help,  I'll store the function you linked to in my bag of codes snippets.  It will definitely come in useful.  By the way, I looked at the data again and noticed that there was a field of the data that that was an extended version of the result I wanted so I used a MID function to get the correct data.  I'll go ahead and give you the points for the useful tips you gave me.
AdjWBS5: Switch([TO Description] Like "LWTS *","2.01.04.70436",[TO Description] Not Like "LWTS *" And [TO Description] Not Like "*Extended*",[WBS5],[TO Description] Like "*Extended Support*",Mid([WBS7],1,16))

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