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MS Access Split() Function


Split strings:

SELECT Split("SQL Tutorial is fun!") AS SplitString;
Result: {"SQL", "Tutorial", "is", "fun!"}

SELECT Split ("red:green:yellow:blue", ":", 2) AS SplitString;
Result: {"red", "green"}

Definition and Usage

The Split() function splits a string into an array of strings.


Split(string, separator, limit, compare)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
string Required. The string to split
separator Optional. The separator used to split the string. The default is a space character
limit Optional. The number of strings to be returned. The default is -1, which returns all strings (splitted)
compare Optional. The type of string comparison.

Possible values:
-1: Use the setting of Option Compare
0: Binary comparison
1: Textual comparison
2: Comparison based on info in your database

Technical Details

Works in: From Access 2000