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I have table with fields 'phone' and 'fax'.
The data in these fields is in different formats like xxx-xxx-xxxx or xxx.xxx.xxxx or xxxxxxxxxx. I need to change the format of all data to one format.
How can I do that ? Can it be done thru SQL ?

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It can be done in SQL, but I think your easiest approach, assuming this is a one off task, is to write a function which you can modify for each format type you have... something like:

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Public Function pfunAmendPhoneFormat(strInput As String, strRemove As String) As String
Dim strTemp As String
Dim intLocator As Integer

intLocator = InStr(strInput, strRemove)

Do While intLocator > 0
   strTemp = strTemp & Left(strInput, intLocator - 1)
   strInput = Right(strInput, Len(strInput) - intLocator)
   intLocator = InStr(strInput, strRemove)

If Len(strInput) > 0 Then strTemp = strTemp & strInput

pfunAmendPhoneFormat = strTemp

End Function
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strInput is your input string, ie: the Telephone number you want to change "xxx-xxx-xxxx"
strRemove is the specific key you want to remove, ie: "-"

It could probably do with tidying up a bit too, but it seems to do the job. You need to run it through a query to do the update to your table... and you will need to change the strRemove for each type of character you want to remove, but it should put you in the right direction...

Good luck.
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Thanks for helping.

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