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Identifyng one word or two in a field

Posted on 2011-09-12
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I have a field which somtimes includes two words and I only need the first word.  I can use this to show only the first word:
Group1: Left$([Group],InStr(1,[Group]," ")-1)
But when I use it I get #ERROR for all of the fields that only have one word.  How do identify the field has one or two words so I can skip if it only has one word?

Thanks.
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Question by:Scott Palmer
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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try this

Group1: Left$([Group] & " ",InStr(1,[Group]," ")-1)
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by:Scott Palmer
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Still getting #ERROR for the fields that have one word.
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Group1: Left$([Group] & " ",InStr(1,[Group] & " "," ")-1)
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by:Scott Palmer
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That did it.  I was about to say that I am importing from an Excel spreadsheet so the space might have some sort of funny format.

Thanks.
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