LTrim, RTrim, and Trim Functions

Returns a Variant (String) containing a copy of a specified string without leading spaces (LTrim), trailing spaces (RTrim), or both leading and trailing spaces (Trim).


LTrim ( string )

RTrim ( string )

Trim( string )

The required stringargument is any valid string expression. If string contains Null, Null is returned.


Note   Examples that follow demonstrate the use of this function in a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) module. For more information about working with VBA, select Developer Reference in the drop-down list next to Search and enter one or more terms in the search box.

This example uses the LTrim function to strip leading spaces and the RTrim function to strip trailing spaces from a string variable. It uses the Trim function to strip both types of spaces.

Tip    Expression Builder with IntelliSense in Access 2010 helps you with your expressions. .

Dim MyString, TrimString
MyString = " <-Trim-> " ' Initialize string.
TrimString = LTrim(MyString)
' TrimString = "<-Trim-> ".
TrimString = RTrim(MyString)
' TrimString = " <-Trim->".
TrimString = LTrim(RTrim(MyString))
' TrimString = "<-Trim->".
' Using the Trim function alone
' achieves the same result.
TrimString = Trim(MyString)
' TrimString = "<-Trim->".

Applies To: Access 2016, Access 2013, Access 2010, Access 2007, Access 2010 Developer, Access 2007 Developer, Access 2013 Developer

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