In Microsoft Access, the Instr function returns the position of the first occurrence of a string in another string. For example, if you had a string value in your database of "this is a sentence" and you wanted to find the first occurrence of a space, you could use the InStr function as follows:
Dim sValue As String
sValue = InStr(1,"this is a sentence"," ")
sValue would contain a numeric value of 5 as that's the location in the string where the first space occurs.
Below, we have a function that makes use of the InStr function. It allows you to pass in a string as the first parameter. Then, a second parameter contains the phrase or character of which you want to find the first occurrence. The function then returns all the characters to the first occurrence of the search term. The second function is very similar, but instead of returning everything to the left, it returns everything to the right or after the search occurrence is found. The third function is similar to the first two, but returns the position in which the search term is found. You can also specify the occurrence number for which you wish to search. For example, if you have the string "ab ab ab ab djfkd ab dfjkd" and you wanted to find the location where the fourth "ab" is at, this function would work by calling: sFindByOccurrence("ab ab ab ab djfkd ab dfjkd","ab",4) and the function would return 10 telling you that the fourth occurrence of "ab" starts at position 10.
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