Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 372
  • Last Modified:

Basic Access Functions

Hello,
Can you please help me with these functions as part of Access Queries.

1. All the data in a field called Sender Name are in the following format:
Smith, John A:(GenCo-Nuc)
The names vary but the part after the colon is the same
I need to get rid of the colon and what follows the colon.
How do I use a function to turn the above into Smith, John A.

I tried the function Replace but when I leave the field cell, it changes the format. Is there another function?

Replace([Sender Name], ":GenCo-Nuc","")

Becomes this:
Replace([Sender Name],([GenCo]-[Nuc]),"")

This also doesn’t work: FirstName: Left([Name],InStr([Name]," "))
Somehow the colon and the parenthesis mess it up.

2. Another field says, “I Have Reviewed My Quals Today: Daily Qual Check”. Can you please let me know what If function to identify the phrase I Have Reviewed My Quals Today and turn that into a Y otherwise N.

3. Again, create a new field filled with the first part of the following, the date: 3/27/2012 of
3/27/2012 2:22:15 PM

Thanks,
Dennis
0
u002dag
Asked:
u002dag
1 Solution
 
mbizupCommented:
In general, multi-topic posts like this should be posted as three seperate questions.

But try this for 1:

Replace([Sender Name], ":(GenCo-Nuc)","")


2:

iif(Instr([YourField],1, "I Have Reviewed My Quals Today:") >0, "Y","N")


3.

Format(YourField,"mm/dd/yyyy")
0
 
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
for number 3, i suggest you use

DateValue([DateFieldName])

this will keep it as a Date/Time data type
unlike using Format([datefieldName],"mm/dd/yyyy") which convert the Date Type data into  Text
0
 
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Yep, for 3. DateValue is the function to use.

/gustav
0
 
burrcmCommented:
No 1. A bit of lateral thinking. A million rows or less? Copy and paste it into Excel (2010), do a text to column with the : as the delimiter and paste it back. (Yes it will take a few minutes).

Chris B
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Get 10% Off Your First Squarespace Website

Ready to showcase your work, publish content or promote your business online? With Squarespace’s award-winning templates and 24/7 customer service, getting started is simple. Head to Squarespace.com and use offer code ‘EXPERTS’ to get 10% off your first purchase.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now