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MS Access: Trim Function

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


The Microsoft Access Trim function removes leading and trailing spaces from a string.


The syntax for the Microsoft Access Trim function is:

Trim ( text )

Parameters or Arguments

text is the string that you wish to remove spaces from.

Applies To

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

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


Trim ("  Tech on the Net")
Result: "Tech on the Net"

Trim ("  Alphabet  ")
Result: "Alphabet"

Example (in VBA Code)

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

Dim LResult As String

LResult = Trim ("   Alphabet   ")

The variable LResult would now contain the value of "Alphabet".

Example (in SQL/Queries)

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

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