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Access Query concatenate address

Posted on 2012-03-28
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I have a db where addresses are stored:-
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5

Which can look like this: -

A1 = Street name
A2 = Town
A3 =
A4= County
A5= Post Code

Is there a way (in the query) I can concatenate the fields and remove the blanks?

So it look like this: -
Street name
Town
County
Post Code
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Question by:HKFuey
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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IIF([A1] & ""<>"",[A1],"") & IIF([A2] & ""<>""," " & [A3],"")   & IIF([A3] & ""<>""," " & [A3],"")


if you want to make them appear in several lines add vbcrlf
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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IIF([A1] & ""<>"",[A1],"") & IIF([A2] & ""<>""," " & [A2],"")   & IIF([A3] & ""<>""," " & [A3],"")
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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or this
 ([A1]+" ") & ([A2]+" ") & ([A3]+" ") & ([A4]+" ") & ([A5])
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by:macarrillo1
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Try:

iif(Trim([A1]) isnull, "", Trim([A1]) & vbcrlf ) &
iif(Trim([A2]) isnull, "", Trim([A2]) & vbcrlf ) &
iif(Trim([A3]) isnull, "", Trim([A3]) & vbcrlf ) &
iif(Trim([A4]) isnull, "", Trim([A4]) & vbcrlf ) &
iif(Trim([A5]) isnull, "", Trim([A5])  )
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by:HKFuey
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Hi guys, thanks for the quick response vbcrlf does not seem to be recognised in query builder, does this mean I have to create a function?
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 250 total points
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replace vbcrlf  with   chr(13) & chr(10)
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by:macarrillo1
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Using what @capricorn1 suggested Try:

iif(Trim([A1]) isnull, "", Trim([A1]) & chr(13) & chr(10)) &
iif(Trim([A2]) isnull, "", Trim([A2]) & chr(13) & chr(10)) &
iif(Trim([A3]) isnull, "", Trim([A3]) & chr(13) & chr(10)) &
iif(Trim([A4]) isnull, "", Trim([A4]) & chr(13) & chr(10)) &
iif(Trim([A5]) isnull, "", Trim([A5])  )
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by:HKFuey
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Got confused by this at first, then realised I needed a space between 'is' and 'null'
Thanks for the help
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