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MS Access: Trim Function

Learn 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:


Trim ("  Tech on the Net") would return "Tech on the Net"
Trim ("  Alphabet  ") would return "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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