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Novice seeking help...suppress hyphens

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by bradjensmith@gmail.com, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. bradjensmith@gmail.com

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    I have an easy vb question in MS Access. I'm looking to modify an
    account number field that may contain hyphens. Forgive my "ugly"

    Currently I read in the field from the table and write it directly back

    Here's the SQL that pulls the data (including the Account_num field):


    and then later I'm currently outputting like this to a text file:

    Print #1, Tab(1); _
    in_recs.Fields("EMPLID").Value & "|" & _
    IIf(IsNull(in_recs.Fields("EFFDT").Value), "01JAN1900",
    Format(CDate(in_recs.Fields("EFFDT").Value), "ddmmmyyyy")) & "|" & _
    in_recs.Fields("PRIORITY").Value & "|" & _
    in_recs.Fields("ACCOUNT_NUM").Value & "|" & _
    in_recs.Fields("ACCOUNT_TYPE").Value & "|" & _
    in_recs.Fields("BANK_CD").Value & "|" & _
    in_recs.Fields("DEPOSIT_AMT").Value & "|" & _
    in_recs.Fields("AMOUNT_PCT").Value & "|" & _
    IIf(in_recs.Fields("DEPOSIT_TYPE").Value = "B", "Y", " ") & "|" & _
    Format(Date, "ddmmmyyyy") & "|INITLOAD|" & _
    Format(Date, "ddmmmyyyy") & "|INITLOAD";

    The ACCOUNT_NUM field is the field I need to modify to suppress hyphens
    if they appear.

    Thanks for any help!!
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  3. hippomedon@googlemail.com

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    Have you tried using the Replace function?

    It might do the trick.
  4. bradjensmith@gmail.com

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    Thanks Paul...Just stumbled upon this....Assigned a new variable
    ACCOUNT and did this:

    ACCOUNT = Replace(in_recs.Fields("ACCOUNT_NUM"), "-", "")

    Just to confirm, it appears that if the field doesn't contain "-" it
    still outputs correctly.

    Thanks for the help!!
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