Split Function

Returns a zero-based, one-dimensional array containing a specified number of substrings.

Syntax

Split( expression [, delimiter ] [, limit ] [, compare ] )

The Split function syntax has these arguments:

Argument

Description

expression

Required. String expression containing substrings and delimiters. If expression is a zero-length string(""), Split returns an empty array, that is, an array with no elements and no data.

delimiter

Optional. String character used to identify substring limits. If omitted, the space character (" ") is assumed to be the delimiter. If delimiter is a zero-length string, a single-element array containing the entire expression string is returned.

limit

Optional. Number of substrings to be returned; –1 indicates that all substrings are returned.

compare

Optional. Numeric value indicating the kind of comparison to use when evaluating substrings. See Settings section for values.


Settings

The compare argument can have the following values:

Constant

Value

Description

vbUseCompareOption

–1

Performs a comparison using the setting of the Option Compare statement.

vbBinaryCompare

0

Performs a binary comparison.

vbTextCompare

1

Performs a textual comparison.

vbDatabaseCompare

2

Microsoft Office Access 2007 only. Performs a comparison based on information in your database.

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



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