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The sql below returns something like:

Jack Smith            <-- has orders
Robert Nissan           <-- has orders

(in a combo box)

I want to line up <-- has orders portions in:

       SQL.ExecQuery("SELECT CustomerID, FirstName + ' ' + LastName + '     ' +" &
                     " dbo.fnHasOrders (CustomerID) as CustName From tblCustomers")


by having variable number of blank spaces instead of just '     ' above.

Let's say if we start this string (<-- has orders) at 50th position. I know it possibly will not to be exactly in line but it will be good enough.
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Haris Djulic earned 2000 total points
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You can try like this :

 SQL.ExecQuery("SELECT CustomerID, substring(FirstName + ' ' + LastName + '                                                     ',1,50) +" &
                     " dbo.fnHasOrders (CustomerID) as CustName From tblCustomers") 

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Basically, you add up extra blanks and then you substing it to 50 places..
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Thank you.
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