This MSAccess tutorial explains how to use the Access Replace function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Access Replace function replaces a sequence of characters in a string with another set of characters (a number of times).
The syntax for the Replace function in MS Access is:
Replace ( string1, find, replacement, [start, [count, [compare]]] )
string1 is the string to replace a sequence of characters with another set of characters.
find is the string that will be searched for in string1.
replacement will replace find in string1.
start is optional. This is the position in string1 to begin the search. If this parameter is omitted, the Replace function will begin the search at position 1.
count is optional. This is the number of occurrences to replace. If this parameter is omitted, the Replace function will replace all occurrences of find with replacement.
compare is optional. This can be one of the following values:
|vbUseCompareOption||Compares based on the Option Compare statement|
|vbDatabaseCompare||Performs a comparison based on information in your database|
The Replace function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Access:
Let's look at how to use the Replace function in MS Access:
Replace("alphabet", "bet", "hydro") Result: "alphahydro" Replace ("alphabet", "a", "e") Result: "elphebet" Replace("alphabet", "a", "e", 2) Result: "lphebet" Replace("alphabet", "a", "e", 1, 1) Result: "elphabet"
The Replace function can be used in VBA code in Microsoft Access.
Dim LResult As String LResult = Replace ("alphabet", "a", "e")
In this example, the variable called LResult would now contain the value "elphebet".
You can also use the Replace function in a query in Microsoft Access.
In this query, we have used the Replace function as follows:
This query will replace all "a" characters in the name field with "e" characters. The results will be displayed in a column called Expr1. You can replace Expr1 with a column name that is more meaningful.
The results would now be displayed in a column called ModifiedName.
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