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MS Access: Trim Function

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

Description

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

Syntax

The syntax for the Trim function in MS Access is:

Trim ( text )

Parameters or Arguments

text
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

Example

Let's look at how to use the Trim function in MS Access:

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.

For example:

Microsoft Access

In this query, we have used the Trim function as follows:

Expr1: Trim([CategoryName])

This query will remove leading and trailing spaces from the CategoryName field and display the results in a column called Expr1. You can replace Expr1 with a column name that is more meaningful.

For example:

TrimmedName: Trim([CategoryName])

The results would now be displayed in a column called TrimmedName.

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