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Need help separating data in a string

Posted on 2013-06-26
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I have thousands of records in a single field within a table in the following format

\\SERVERNAME\C$\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\USERNAME

The actual data has different values for SERVERNAME AND USERNAME then shown above. I would like to extract the SERVERNAME  and USERNAME values into their own fields.

How to do?
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Question by:snyperj
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by:peter57r
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Dim arr
dim Myservername as string
dim MyUsername as string
arr= split(mid(yourfieldnamehere,3), "/")

MyServername = arr(0)
MyUsername = arr(3)
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by:snyperj
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Sorry should have been more specific on what I was looking for.  I created a 'server' and a 'username' field in the table... so I was just looking for how to populate this with an update query run against the table.
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Depends on which version of Access you have.

For the latest couple of versions ...

Update tablename set [server] =  split(mid(yourfieldnamehere,3), "/")(0),
[username] =split(mid(yourfieldnamehere,3), "/")(3)
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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try this update query, change tablex and [fieldName] accordingly

update tablex
set server=Mid([fieldName], 3, InStr(3, [fieldName], "\") - 3)
, username=Mid([fieldName], InStrRev([fieldName], "\") + 1)
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by:snyperj
ID: 39285364
didn't need to do it afterall, but thanks.
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