MS Access: Replace Function
The Microsoft Access Replace function replaces a sequence of characters in a string with another set of characters (a number of times).
Replace Function (Syntax)
The syntax for the Replace function 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:
- Access 2013, Access 2010, Access 2007, Access 2003, Access XP, Access 2000
|Replace("alphabet", "bet", "hydro")||would return "alphahydro"|
|Replace ("alphabet", "a", "e")||would return "elphebet"|
|Replace("alphabet", "a", "e", 2)||would return "lphebet"|
|Replace("alphabet", "a", "e", 1, 1)||would return "elphabet"|
Replace Examples (in VBA Code)
The Replace function can be used in VBA code in Microsoft Access. For example:
Dim LResult As String LResult = Replace ("alphabet", "a", "e")
In this example, the variable called LResult would now contain the value "elphebet".
Replace Examples (in SQL/Queries)
You can also use the Replace function in a query in Microsoft Access.