troubleshooting Question

Create custom Replace function

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Microsoft AccessVBA
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Hi Experts,

I am looking to create a function that will accept a string and only return the alpha/numeric values, except for dashes all special characters should get stripped out.

So instead of having to use the following
fieldName = Left(Replace(Replace(Replace(Mid(ColumnName, 2, Len(ColumnName) - 2), " ", ""), "&", ""), "+", ""), 32)
I can call my function something like

P.S. If possible, would prefer to have the 2nd variable of the function (the one holding the dash) capable of managing more than one character as an exception, so I can send "_,-,' ') and all 3 of them would be considered valid characters, not getting stripped out.

Zakaria Acharki
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