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Access SQL get rid of spaces

Posted on 2011-05-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am using the following Access SQL statement to find distinct values.
How do I update the statement so that it shaves any spaces off the side of the word.
For example one of the text values came up as " Parents"

"SELECT DISTINCT [Applicable to] FROM [Table1] Where [School] = 'Saints'"
Question by:Murray Brown
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Pratima Pharande earned 1000 total points
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Update  [Table1]
set [Applicable to] = Trim([Applicable to])
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Expert Comment

by:Lee Savidge
ID: 35727581
Use Trim()

"SELECT DISTINCT [Applicable to] FROM [Table1] Where [School] = trim('Saints')"

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peter57r earned 1000 total points
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"SELECT DISTINCT [Applicable to] FROM [Table1] Where trim([School]) = 'Saints'"
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Expert Comment

by:Alpesh Patel
ID: 35727615
Using trim function.

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by:Murray Brown
ID: 35727624
Thank you both

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