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Hello all,

There is column like this in a table :

Item |Type
I1    | 78 lbs

Now I want to do query that splits the above type to two display  columns like this:
Item | size | size denomination
I1  |  78    | lbs
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Question by:Rayne
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by:Rayne
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thank you
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danishani earned 500 total points
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Try this in a Query:
size: Left([YourFieldName],InStr(1,[YourFieldName]," ")-1)
size denomination: Right(Trim([YourFieldName]),Len(Trim([YourFieldName]))-InStr(1, _
 [YourFieldName]," "))

Make sure you change [YourFieldName] into the actual column name you want to change, for example [Type] if that's the column name.
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by:Rayne
ID: 40351276
This piece is not working
InStr(1,[YourFieldName]," ")-1)

returning function error
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by:Rayne
ID: 40351294
it works :)
thank you
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by:Rayne
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I am getting #Func! as error for some rows for size. How to check it> do you know...
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by:Rayne
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ding dong - any solution? do i need to re-open this question? for this
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by:danishani
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Hi Rayne,
Please post the value which give you the error.
I guess some of the content does not match the logic to split the fields correctly.

Thanks,
Daniel
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by:Rayne
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thank danishani, I sorted it. Used iif
Cheers :)
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by:danishani
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Perfect glad you got it working! :)
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by:Love Chopra
ID: 40415201
Its working for me too. Thx
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by:Rayne
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@love Chopra
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