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Hi all,

I'm struggling a bit with a Jet SQL coding problem. I have a column with strings in the form 'EV1.EV2' or 'EV4.EV5.EV6'. I am trying to replace the '.'s in this column with the new line delimiter '\n'. In normal SQL the Replace function could be used but the application I am using only uses Jet SQL. I have been able to solve the problem with one '.' using the code:
iif([GateCutSets].[CutSetID] like '%.%',(Left([GateCutSets].[CutSetID],InStr([GateCutSets].[CutSetID], '%.%')-1) & Chr(13) & Chr(10) & Right([GateCutSets].[CutSetID],(Len([GateCutSets].[CutSetID])-Instr([GateCutSets].[CutSetID], '%.%')))),[GateCutSets].[CutSetID])) as CutSet

This replaces the string with a substring of everything before the first '.', followed by the '\n' delimiter, followed by everything after the '.'.

When I try something similar for the situation where there are two '.' in the string however, I'm unsure how to find the position of the second '.'. Is there a function which will do this or is there an easier way of doing what I am trying to do?

All advice is appreciated.

Posted 13-Jan-13 23:31pm
Updated 14-Jan-13 0:41am
CHill60 14-Jan-13 10:47am
Could you abstract the replace out of the SQL and into Access VBA or whatever you're using to call jet?

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JET SQL = Access query? If yes, see here:[^]

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