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Including an expression in a query

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I would like to create a computed field in a query design window that evaluates an  expression which will output a value depending on the value of another field.

For instance, if the value of the field [Exp Grad] is "2139", it should output the value "December 2013". If the value is "2132", then it should output May 2013 and, finally, if the output is "2134", it should output "August 2013". For the last digit,  "9" stands for December, "2" stands for May and "4" stands for August. The first three digits, e.g.,  213 stands for the year (with the zero omitted), i.e., 2013.

How can I accomplish this, e.g., using the IIf or any similar expression?
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You could use Switch for this: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/A_3556-Using-the-Switch-Function-in-Microsoft-Access.html

Switch([Exp Grad] = "2139", "December 2013", [Exp Grad] = "2132", "May 2013", [Exp Grad] = "2134", "August 2013")

That said, you are probably best off creating a separate table to handle this mapping.
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Thanks.
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