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Text Field in a Table Has values like n1...Xn2...Yn3... How to pick up the numerical values of n1, n2 , and n3 ?

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Hi All,,,

Q: Text Field in a Table Has values like n1...Xn2...Yn3... How to pick up the numerical values of n1, n2 , and n3 ?

(Might sound strange but I am working on an old DB imported from excel).

What is the Expression(s) I need to use in order to pick up the three field values from the above one text field in a table.

Knowing that the number of numerals in n1, n2, and n3 were counter values. i.e. length varies.   X  any  Y   are single alpha chars.

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what do you mean by " the numerical values of n1, n2 , and n3 " ?

can you explain further?

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I mean n1, n2, and n3  are pure numbers (no Alpfa).
The X and Y are alphabets.

I have things like :

1/2/3
11/22/222
333/222222/9999
and so on.
so only the "/"s  are the separators.
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Wawooo
That is too smart for me to understand.
Any way to do this with macro functions or expressions?
Ryan ChongSoftware Tead Lead / Business Analyst / System Analyst / Data Engineer / Applications Consultant
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Above is a macro function. it should working fine and customisable within Access environment.
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That is too smart for me to understand.

This is where you pull yourself together. You asked for a solution and received not a smart but a straight and clean answer.

/gustav

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Thanks a lot.
Very compressive.  I will work on it.

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Dear Ryan,,,
It is well Done.
Now working beautifully.
Many thanks for your efforts.

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Thanks a lot.
It was helpful.

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