Access 2010 form add a space after every 8th Character

I have an access form with a field that I would like to put a space after every 8th Character. Thanks
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MacroShadowCommented:
You can use this small function:
Function Demo(strInput As String) As String
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 1 To Len(strInput)
        Demo = Demo & IIf(i Mod 8 = 0, Mid(strInput, i, 1) & " ", Mid(strInput, i, 1))
    Next
End Function

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shieldscoAuthor Commented:
Proprietary_Debit: Space(8) - It puts 8 in the field. Example of data in the field :252513458899661212345678 -- expected result:25251345 88996612 1212345678. Notice the space
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MacroShadowCommented:
If we take your sample number "252513458899661212345678" and add a space every 8 characters this is the string you will get "25251345 88996612 12345678" (which is the result the aforementioned function returns) not 25251345 88996612 1212345678 in which the last group has 10 chars.

Original: 252513458899661212345678
Added space every 8th char: 25251345 88996612 12345678
New expected result: 25251345 88996612 1212345678
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shieldscoAuthor Commented:
can you execute it on a query -
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MacroShadowCommented:
Sure.

YourFieldAlias: Demo(YourField)
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shieldscoAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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shieldscoAuthor Commented:
I get an error if the value in the field is null or blank
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MacroShadowCommented:
Of course you do, the function tries to process a string of text that doesn't exist! You have to check for null\blank (aka zero length strings)\less than 8 chars.
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shieldscoAuthor Commented:
How would I do that
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MacroShadowCommented:
What do you expect to happen if one of the above problems occur?
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shieldscoAuthor Commented:
If it's blank then it should remain blank-- I tried the code below and it seems to work
Proprietary_Debit: IIf([tblAccounting Transactions]![Proprietary_Debit] Is Null Or " ",Null,Space([tblAccounting Transactions]![Budgetary_Debit]))
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MacroShadowCommented:
Try this:
Proprietary_Debit: IIf(IsNull([tblAccounting Transactions]![Proprietary_Debit]) Or [tblAccounting Transactions]![Proprietary_Debit]="","",Space([tblAccounting Transactions]![Budgetary_Debit]))

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shieldscoAuthor Commented:
I still can an error value
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MacroShadowCommented:
When?
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shieldscoAuthor Commented:
It actually returns a null value for all records
Proprietary_Debit: IIf(IsNull([tblAccounting Transactions]![Proprietary_Debit]) Or [tblAccounting Transactions]![Proprietary_Debit]="","",Space([tblAccounting Transactions]![Budgetary_Debit]))
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shieldscoAuthor Commented:
Thanks I figured it out --- good job
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