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MS Access: StrConv Function

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

Description

The Microsoft Access StrConv function returns a string converted as specified.

Syntax

The syntax for the Microsoft Access StrConv function is:

StrConv ( text, conversion, LCID )

Parameters or Arguments

text is the string that you wish to convert.

conversion is the type of conversion to perform. The following is a list of valid parameters for conversion.

Parameter Value Description
vbUpperCase 1 Converts the string to all uppercase.
vbLowerCase 2 Converts the string to all lowercase.
vbProperCase 3 Converts the first letter to every word to uppercase. All other characters are left as lowercase. This option is similar to the InitCap function in Oracle.
vbUnicode 64 Converts the string to Unicode.
vbFromUnicode 128 Converts the string from Unicode to the default code page of the system.

Note: If you are using the StrConv function in VBA code, you can use the vb parameter listed in the table above. If you are using this function in a query, you will have to use the numeric value.

LCID is optional. If this parameter is omitted, the StrConv function assumes the system LocaleID.

Applies To

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

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

Example

StrConv ("tech on the net", 1)
Result: "TECH ON THE NET"

StrConv ("TECH ON THE NET", 2)
Result: "tech on the net"

StrConv ("TECH ON THE NET", 3)
Result: "Tech On The Net"

Example (in VBA Code)

The StrConv function can be used in VBA code in Microsoft Access. For example:

Dim LResult As String

LResult = StrConv ("TECH ON THE NET", 3)

In this example, the variable called LResult would now contain the value "Tech On The Net".

Since we are using the StrConv function in VBA, we could also use the vb values for the conversion parameter, such as:

Dim LResult As String

LResult = StrConv ("TECH ON THE NET", vbProperCase)

In this example, the variable LResult would also contain the value "Tech On The Net".

Example (in SQL/Queries)

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

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