Solved

RTF memo field: what is text value?

Posted on 2012-04-01
10
557 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Hopefully an easy one - I am trying to do certain things when the value of a memo field is empty (if trimmed).
There is just a space in a field, so this code should be invoked, but it is not doing that, since the value of the field is, in fact, "<div>&nbsp;</div>".

I tried the 'text' property, but that returns the same thing.

Ideas?
Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:terpsichore
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
10 Comments
 
LVL 75
ID: 37793838
What is the code you have ?

And what about just one space ?

mx
0
 

Author Comment

by:terpsichore
ID: 37793846
I'm just displaying the memo field on a form. It displays only a single space, nothing else (e.g., when I highlight contents, or when I type text and replace with just a space). When I put a breakpoint in the afterupdate and query the value, it says "<div>&nbsp;</div>".
But i want to detect when the field is empty or has just a space in it...
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Kelden
ID: 37793855
You can check for text only. Insert the string in your RTF and read plain text only and check for empty string.

RTB.SelRTF = myString
If Trim(RTB.Text) = "" Then
    'Do whatever you need.
End If
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 37793870
If you want to remove the non-btreaking space you should be able to do something like this,

Const strNBSP = "&nbsp;"

MyRTB.Text = Replace (MyRTB.Text, strNBSP, "")
0
 

Author Comment

by:terpsichore
ID: 37793871
not sure I follow you... what is "selRTF"?
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 37793886
selRTF is used when you want to replace the selected portion of text in a RTB.
0
 

Author Comment

by:terpsichore
ID: 37793887
I'm using Access 2010, it says that property is not available.
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 37793891
Well I guess you don't need it since I assume you are not manually selecting any portion of the text.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
terpsichore earned 0 total points
ID: 37793931
I found the answer: use the PLAINTEXT function - this solves it perfectly.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:terpsichore
ID: 37815445
this function is exactly what I was looking for.
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It’s been over a month into 2017, and there is already a sophisticated Gmail phishing email making it rounds. New techniques and tactics, have given hackers a way to authentically impersonate your contacts.How it Works The attack works by targeti…
Access custom database properties are useful for storing miscellaneous bits of information in a format that persists through database closing and reopening.  This article shows how to create and use them.
Basics of query design. Shows you how to construct a simple query by adding tables, perform joins, defining output columns, perform sorting, and apply criteria.
In Microsoft Access, learn how to use Dlookup and other domain aggregate functions and one method of specifying a string value within a string. Specify the first argument, which is the expression to be returned: Specify the second argument, which …

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question