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Using the REPLACE Function

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the REPLACE Function.

The REPLACE function returns a String in which a specified substring has been replaced with another substring a specified number of times.

=REPLACE( expression, find, replace [, start ] [, count ] [, compare ] )

expression a valid String.
find the string you are searching for.
replace the replacement string.
start where to start the search.
count the number of replacements you wish.
compare the type of comparision.

In this example we will work with the words "Access Learning".

REPLACE - Function Engine

The result is "Accpps Learning".

The Settings are:

Settings
ConstantValueDescription
vbUseCompareOption-1Performs a comparison using the setting of the Option Compare statement.
vbBinaryCompare0Performs a binary comparison.
vbTextCompare1Performs a textual comparison.
vbDatabaseCompare2Performs a comparison based on information in your database. (Microsoft Office Access 2007 only.)

The Return Values:

Return Values
IfReplace Returns
expression is zero-lengthZero Length string ("")
expression is NullAn Error
find is zero-lengthCopy of expression
replace is zero-lengthCopy of expression with all occurances of find removed.
start > Len(expresion)Zero Length string ("")
count is 0Copy of expression


FORM

In a Form you could set the Default Value of a Textbox to

	=REPLACE("Access Learning", "es", "pp")
	
VBA

In a Form add a TEXTBOX control and rename it "txtReplace", then you could add the following in the Load Event.

	Private Sub Form_Load()
		txtReplace = REPLACE("Access Learning", "es", "pp")
	End Sub
	

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