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  1. #1
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    Access Update Query

    I need to do the following update to a field depending on its contents I will put the logic that needs to be applied below.

    If the first byte is NOT a 0 I need to add the 0 to the front of the string ex 2153 dg -> 02153 dg

    after this i need to do the same thing on the third byte ex 02152 dg -> 020152 dg

    the last thing i need to do is check the 9-10th bytes for characters, if no characters are present i need to input two letters
    ex. 0201528 -> 0201528 XX

    Im not sure if this can all be done in one update query or if i need to make 3 different ones. I'm not an expert with access, I wish I could just bypass a firewall and write a php script but this is not allowed.


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    You can write a VBA function to do it, which you can call from a query. The function will take the field as an input value and should output the changed value, which you can then use in the SET clause.

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