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Using the Split function in a query keep getting error Invalid dot or ! operator but those operators arent there.

Posted on 2013-11-26
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I have data in a field that I need to append but I only want to append part of the field. When I try to append the field I get a error invalid dot or ! operator or invalid parentheses. The data in the field is 57K66740245.
Im trying to delete the rest of the string 0245 and just leave this "57K6674".Example
Split("57K6674", "0")(1)
Barcode.accdb
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 39678069
Split() function does not work in a query..


you need to create a function in a regular module to do the splitting


try this format

Field : Left([Data],Instr([Data],"0")-1)
table

Append to PartNumber
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by:gigifarrow
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Thank you for your help. Are you saying to try this for my query or to put this in a module.

When I try it in a query I get datatype Mismatch. Left([57K6674],InStr([57K6674],"0")-1)


How would I make a module to append the query with this criteria?
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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check this, see query1
Barcode.accdb
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by:gigifarrow
ID: 39678472
Excellent! Thankyou

How would I do it to separate in three places?


57K66740245999

Part          Serial   Cage
57K6674  0245     999
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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If the information in the [data] field is of the same number of characters

Field: right([Data],3)


Append To Cage
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