Extract part of a text field in access

I have a field that has data that looks like this  abb-123-dev,3 and I want to remove the ,3 from the result.  All the data will have a ,xxx   Is there anyway to remove the , and everything to the right of the comma in an access query?
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vguzmanIT ManagerCommented:
Right ("Your string", 2)
that would take the 2 characters from it
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
SELECT [yourfield], iif(instr([yourfield]&"", ",") = 0, [yourfield], LEFT([yourField], instr([yourField], ",") - 1)) as Modified
FROM yourtable

This takes into account the possibility that some records could be NULL, or not have the ",xxx" format

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left(s, instr(1,s,",") -1)
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bityouwant = split(fieldname, ",")(0)

This assumes there is no other comma in the string.
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<No Points wanted>

As you want to "Remove" this data, you might also consider simply "Splitting" the field in two instead.

This way you can either eliminate the main field altogether and simply concatenate that two parts for display purposes.
This way you will have both "Parts" of the string available individually.

You can modify any of the previous Experts posts to do this, or try something like this:

SELECT YourTable.YourString, Left([Yourstring],InStr([Yourstring],",")-1) AS YourStringPrefix, Right([Yourstring],Len([Yourstring])-InStr([Yourstring],",")+1) AS YourstringSuffix
FROM YourTable;

As I stated, no points wanted, just another thing to consider...
(Just an FYI)



sannunziAuthor Commented:
worked like a champ!  Thanks so much.  Saved me hours of work
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
glad to help
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