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I have one field that has 6 types of test in one field.

1. HMM
2. HTC
3. TMMC North
4. TMMC South
5. TMMC TIER
6. TMMC WEST.

For all records that have TMMC * I would like the text to simply read "TMMC".

So how can I use an Update Query (SQL Statement) to convert all TMMC North,TMMC South, TMMC West, TMMC TIER to simply read "TMMC'.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 2000 total points
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If you are certain that you want to convert all records containing any variation of "TMMC" to show ONLY "TMMC":

UPDATE YourTable SET YourField='TMMC' WHERE YourField LIKE 'TMMC*'

I would strongly recommend you create a backup before running code like this, of course.
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Worked like a charm. Thank you!
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