MS Access - parsing a string every 3 characters

I'm a fairly novice MS Access user, but I'll bet this is an easy one for most of you.

I have a value in a column that I want to parse into 3 columns. There is no delimiter, but I want every 3 characters...

Source Data:  ABC123xyz987

Goal:
Field1: ABC
Field2: 123
Field3: xyz
Field4: 987

Can you write me a little function for that, please?
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
you can do this in a query

select [Source Data],  Left([Source Data], 3) as Field1, Mid([Source Data], 4, 3) as Field2, Mid([Source Data], 7, 3) as Field3, Right([Source Data], 3) as Field4
from TableName
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P-DaddyAuthor Commented:
This worked perfectly - thanks!

I had to make one minor tweak to replace the Right with a Mid starting at position 10. Here's my final...

SELECT [qry_1_Assortment_Wide_Open]![CATOP] AS Expr1, Left([qry_1_Assortment_Wide_Open]![CATOP],3) AS 1, Mid([qry_1_Assortment_Wide_Open]![CATOP],4,3) AS 2, Mid([qry_1_Assortment_Wide_Open]![CATOP],7,3) AS 3, Mid([qry_1_Assortment_Wide_Open]![CATOP],10,3) AS 4
FROM qry_1_Assortment_Wide_Open;
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P-DaddyAuthor Commented:
Rey Obrero, you were a life saver - thanks!
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