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MS Access saving a variable name within a string in a field

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I would like to save the name of a variable within a string saved in a field.  I would then like to retrieve the string value within a procedure and use the string/variable concatenation as if written in the procedure itself.

So for example...

Value saved in field = "There are " & varNumber & " days to go"

The procedure where used has a variable varNumber which has a value (eg 3)

The field value is then retrieved (via DLookup for example) and thus the string them reads...

There are 3 days to go


Is this possible and if so what is the correct syntax?

Many thanks
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You can accomplish this by creating a Function to return the value of the variable.  You use the function call in the field

Function GetVariable() As Integer
   
    GetVariable = varNumber

End Function

Then in your field
"There are " & GetVariable() & " days to go"

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