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Query to delete Abbreviated country name in parentheses in Name column

Posted on 2011-09-18
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I need to get rid of the country abbreviation in parentheses always at then end of a horse name as follows:

Blue Jay Attack
Pack Your Bags
Dahoud (NZ)
Royal F J
Format V.
Cardiff Giant
Unico Lider (ARG)
Suances Sweetheart
Suances Flower
Ever Ask Me Again
Nana Beach
Miss Bold Topper
Misty Carmel

The two in the above are (NZ) and (ARG) that I need to delete from column Name.  It could be (GB), (FR), (PER), etc. , but is always in parentheses.

This is a column of about 200k names of various length
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by:plummet
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Hi,

Try this formula in A2 if the first horse name is in A1, otherwise edit the formula.

=IF(LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"(",""))=LEN(A1),A1,LEFT(A1,FIND("(",A1)-1))

I hope it helps!
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mbizup earned 500 total points
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Backup your data and try this:

UPDATE YourField
SET YourField = iif(Right(YourField,1) = ")", TRIM(Left(YourField,  instr(1,YourField,"(")-1)),YourField)
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by:plummet
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Oh sorry I gave you an excel answer. Go with mbizup's answer!
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by:JackJackson54
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Worked really good.  Thanks
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