[thelist] SQL SELECT and RegEx

Joshua Olson joshua at waetech.com
Wed Dec 12 14:13:21 CST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Dempsey
> Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 2:46 PM
> Hi,
> Is it possible to run an SQL SELECT statement and apply a 
> regular expression
> to a field that will manipulate the data returned at the time 
> of running the
> Ps.  The bad news is it's Access not MS SQL or MySQL.


With Access you are severely limited.  Unless there are extremely uncommon
circumstances at foot, there's little to no reason to stick with that--I'd
highly recommend that you switch to MS SQL Server or something more
powerful.  Search for MSDE to find a free version of SQL Server.

Then, you can have access to UDFs, which then gives you the ability to use


Joshua L. Olson
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