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Truncating string function

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Hello Experts,

MS Access SQL help.

I'm trying to truncate a long string which contains 2 to 3 random sections with character.  Each section is separated by a Foward Slash (/).  Need to capture only the COMPANY NAME from the left of the field, TRANSACTION_NARR, as follow:

TRANSACTION_NARR:

COMPANY-A/RANDOM-CHRS1/RANDOM-CHRS2/RANDOM-CHRS3
COMPANY-B/RANDOM-CHRS1/RANDOM-CHRS2/
COMPANY-C/RANDOM-CHRS1/RANDOM-CHRS2/RANDOM-CHRS3

DESIRE RESULTS:

COMPANY-A
COMPANY-B
COMPANY-C

I tried using the following logic to create a calculated field but it only removes the 3rd section:

IIf([TRANSACTION_NARR] Is Not Null,(Left([TRANSACTION_NARR],(Len([TRANSACTION_NARR])-InStr(StrReverse([TRANSACTION_NARR]),"/")))),0)

Please provide full solution...greatly appreciated!

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