Only export parts of a field in ACCESS


I have a long paperless not field and only need certain parts of it is there a way to pull only characters 10-15 say. Or maybe after the first (space)?  Thank you.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
you can use the Left(), Mid() function to extract part of the field

this will give all info after the first space

mid([fieldname], instr([FieldName]," ") +1)

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will return
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using the mid() function posted above
WO2015Author Commented:
Here is what I have, I am having a hard time getting that to work:

The field contains: 9:20 15:22 313/555-5555 P

I need to extract the 15:22 (which is a call duration) for all of my accounts. The 9:20 time may be 10:50 and have an extra character at times, which is why I asked about the (space).

I am getting a sytax error: (comma) in query expression. Below is my build line of logic:

CallLength: (mid([PREVWeekPAPERLESS], instr[PAPERLESS_CMT1]," ")+1)
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
try this

 CallLength:Mid([PREVWeekPAPERLESS], InStr([PREVWeekPAPERLESS], " ") + 1, 5)

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WO2015Author Commented:
Worked, thank you!  Just so I understand the code, what does the +1 and ,5 represent?
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
+1, to select the character after the space
5 the length of the string you want to get
WO2015Author Commented:
Thanks again, have a great day.
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