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Add a dash before last 2 #'s in an account number

Add a dash before last 2 #'s in an account number

Add a dash before last 2 #'s in an account number

(OP)
Hello,

  I am trying to add a "-" before the last two digits of an account number. I was trying to use Right([account],2)&"-" but this keeps putting the "-" after the last two digits. The accoutn numbers vary in digits but the last two digits are always the occupant number. Can anyone tell me if there is a formula to do this?

thanks
Deana

RE: Add a dash before last 2 #'s in an account number

You may be in the wrong forum - this is for general database discussion. Are you using one of the SQLs or Access? You will generally get more appropriate answers in the correct forum.

If it's Access then just use standard functions and string concatenation:

CODE

SELECT Left$([Account],(Len([Account])-2))  & "-" & Right$([Account],2) AS Expr1
FROM myTable;

If it's MySQL look up the Concat function

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RE: Add a dash before last 2 #'s in an account number

(OP)
Thanks johnwm that worked perfectly. I am using access, thanks for the answer and the heads up about remembering to put the system I am using.

Deana

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