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Business VS Individuals determination

Business VS Individuals determination



4:02 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have an Access Database with a table in it containing "Full Name". This full name could be either a first and last name of an individual or it could be a business name. Is there an access query or module that I can use to determine from the name if they are a business or an individual by the number of spaces or anything like that?



4:26 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Why not have a marker in the database which will be set to determine whether or not this is the case?


9:04 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Idealy I would like First, last, business, title, etc.. all split out. and field for BUS or HOM customers. But I am working with some unclean data and need to clean it, so to speak. Once it's clean I will be adding the marker, as you say.

I thought there was an access module or something like that which would go through each line and tell you if it has more than one space then it's a business, etc. I know it probably wouldn't cover 100% but I need at least 90%.


2:36 pm on Aug 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In Access you can do this with Len,Replace & IIF.

SELECT FullName, IIF( Len(FullName) - Len (Replace(FullName,' ','')) >1 , 'YES','NO') AS IsBusiness FROM Names


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