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convert text from a field in access in a query

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I have a table in access with a field "FileDate".
The data in that field is like (two sample lines)

"201078573470 2/24/2010 11:02:00 AM"
"201083243410 10/7/2010 10:30:00 AM"

I need to separate out the month / day / year in a query.
The result would be "2/24/2010" and "10/7/2010"
Is this possible?
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Try using:
Mid(FileDate, 13, 8)

If the first part is not fixed length then you need to check for the position of first / in the string.
In general:
Mid(FileDate, instr(1,FileDate,"/")-2,instr(instr(1,FileDate,"/"),FileDate, " ")-instr(1,FileDate,"/")+2)
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