Access SQL, Remove not needed text values.


I have text in this field that is not required. The format of the data varies. However, all i need is the "Closed" or "Open".
How can I remove all other characters?

6 - Closed (DNKY)
1 - Open (On Schedule)
4 - Closed (Non-DNKY - Not On Record)
6 - Closed (DNKY)
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
try this update query, change tableName and FieldName accordingly

Note: create backup copy of your table before running the query

UPDATE TableName SET TableName.IssueStatus = Trim(Mid([FieldName],InStr([FieldName],"-")+1,InStr([FieldName],"(")-1-InStr([FieldName],"-")));

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A slightly different parse, based on your data example.  Replace "FieldName" with the name of the field.
SET DSCNSKPIUPDATE2.FieldName = Mid(DSCNSKPIUPDATE2.FieldName, 5, InStr(5, DSCNSKPIUPDATE2.FieldName, " ")-5)

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ggodwinAuthor Commented:
This worked perfectly.
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