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How to split a field into two columns in a Query

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I want to be able to via a query parse a single column  Claim No (123456789-001) into two separate fields in the resulting worksheet.

So the first 9 characters and then the number to the right of the "-"
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Question by:seamus9909
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by:PatHartman
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You need to use the left() and right() functions

Select Left([Claim No], 9) as ClaimNo, Right([Claim No], 3) as ClaimSuffix From YourTable
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by:seamus9909
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Its telling syntax is not correct.  I am using Query Design and not the SQL itself.

am I missing the quote or bracket?
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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<I am using Query Design and not the SQL itself.>

post an image of your query
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by:Pawan Kumar
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Pls try.. Also check the name of the column - [Claim No].

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left(x,instr([Claim No],"-")-1)
trim(mid(([Claim No],instr(([Claim No],"-")+1))

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trim(split(([Claim No],"-")(0))
trim(split(([Claim No],"-")(1))
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Ferruccio Accalai earned 500 total points
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In Query Design, write into the Field Option
LeftField: Left([Claim No],9)

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This is the first field that will be selected with Alias LeftField (of course you can use your preferred name)
Then the other field will be
RightField: Right([Claim No],3)

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Example
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by:seamus9909
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Thank you so much!
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