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MS Access - Extract a string from a string

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I need to extract the state code from the following examples.

MYstring.USA.TX.123332.QA  => return TX

ABESC.TUNUE.TX.AFEEDGF.BEDS = Return TX

The State code will always start after the second occurrence of a period "."  But its position in the string can change.

So i think i need to be able to return the position of the 2nd and 3rd period then with that maybe us MID to extract it.

How do i get the position of those two periods?

Is there a better way?  Maybe SPLIT into array and grab the 3rd value?  I will need other pieces of this string extracted.

Any thoughts?
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