How get last two characters from a field name in a new field via a query

I have a query that has a field named "F1-16".  In the query I want to add an expression that gets the characters AFTER the hyphen and then that expression is the result of the query field.

So if the query has a field named "F1-16", I want a separate field named "Number to have a result of 16 in it.

Kind of like:


I sure hope this makes sense.

--Steve
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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
You can use the following to do what you are looking for...

=Right(field1,len(field1)-instr(1,[Field1],"-")

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Saurabh...
SteveL13Author Commented:
No.  I want the right two characters of the field NAME to be the result.  Not the right two characters of the field value.
PatHartmanCommented:
That isn't how queries work.  Queries work on sets of data.  They do not expose objects.

The fact that you are asking this question leads me to believe that you have a spreadsheet rather than a table.  Columns are not added on the fly to relational tables.  And column names in relational tables don't contain data as they frequently do with spreadsheets.  For example, in a relational table, you would never have a column named MarchAmt.  Or even worse, MarchElectricAmt.  "March" is data and should be derived from a date field so instead of having 12 columns, one for each month, you would have 12 rows.  The second example is even worse since it implies 2 repeating groups, months AND expense types.

If you tell us more about what you are doing we might be able to suggest a way to normalize the schema so you have what you need in the data itself.
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You could (would have to) open the table as a recordset in VBA. Then loop through the fields catching the field names and, from these, build the SQL bit by bit.

/gustav

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