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Replace ", " with Return and Line Feed - Replace Function Microsoft Access

Posted on 2012-03-30
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Hi all,

I am importing a list of addresses into an Access table and a typical address is:
100 High Street, Some Town, Some County, Some Postcode

I need to use the replace function to get it to look like:
100 High Street
Some Town
Some County
Some Postcode

Am happy to replace function at query level to "a" with "b", but not sure how to handle the above regarding Returns and Linefeeds, Thanks
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Question by:Paul-bbc
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by:mbizup
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Use this In an update query:

UPDATE YourTable
SET YourField = Replace(YourField, ",", Chr(10) & Chr(13))

Make a backup before testing any action query.
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mbizup earned 500 total points
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Sorry - I've got that backwards.  It should be:

UPDATE YourTable
SET YourField = Replace(YourField, ",", Chr(13) & Chr(10))



Chr(13) & Chr(10)  is Carriage Return/Line Feed (the equivalent of vbCRLF in VBA programming)

You might also try this - which may avoid extraneous spaces in your data after breaking the lines apart (it replaces 'comma space' with CR/LF):

UPDATE YourTable
SET YourField = Replace(YourField, ", ", Chr(13) & Chr(10))
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by:Paul-bbc
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Thanks, worked fine, just needed to amend to ", " i.e. include the space character to be replaced as well.
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