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MS Access: Chr Function

This MSAccess tutorial explains how to use the Access Chr function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Access Chr function returns the character based on the NUMBER code. See list of ASCII codes.


The syntax for the Chr function in MS Access is:

Chr ( number_code )

Parameters or Arguments

The NUMBER used to retrieve the character.

Applies To

The Chr function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Access:

  • Access 2013, Access 2010, Access 2007, Access 2003, Access XP, Access 2000


Let's look at how to use the Chr function in MS Access:

Chr (87)
Result: "W"

Chr (105)
Result: "i"

Example in VBA Code

The Chr function can be used in VBA code in Microsoft Access.

For example:

Dim LResult As String

LResult = Chr (87)

In this example, the variable called LResult would now contain the value "W".

Example in SQL/Queries

You can also use the Chr function in a query in Microsoft Access.

For example:

Microsoft Access

In this query, we have used the Chr function as follows:

Expr1: Chr(105)

This query will return the character value for the NUMBER code 105 and display the results in a column called Expr1. You can replace Expr1 with a column name that is more meaningful.

For example:

ChrValue: Chr(105)

The results would now be displayed in a column called ChrValue.