Split Function

Returns a zero-based, one-dimensional array (array: A variable that contains a finite number of elements that have a common name and data type. Each element of an array is identified by a unique index number. Changes made to one element of an array don't affect the other elements.) containing a specified number of substrings.

Syntax

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

The Split function syntax has these arguments (argument: A value that provides information to an action, an event, a method, a property, a function, or a procedure.):

Argument Description
expression Required. String expression (string expression: An expression that evaluates to a sequence of contiguous characters. Elements of the expression can be: functions that return a string or a string Variant (VarType 8); a string literal, constant, variable, or Variant.) 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 2007