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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 Microsoft Access Chr function is:

Chr ( number_code )

Parameters or Arguments

number_code is 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


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.

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