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I have a bunch of alphanumeric IDs for the data in my DB. The IDs may look like the foll:
0XAA001 or 1YBB010 or 2ZCC011 and so on.

Each of the 7 characters stands for something and therefore I have to extract the characters to populate the columns in the DB. I was able to use the REFind function (with the ^ special character) to grab the first 2 characters.

Extracting the subsequent characters is giving me trouble. What I want to do next is extract the 3rd and 4th characters (simultaneously) and do a comparison. Based on whether the pair is AA or BB etc, I have to populate a column in the DB.

How do I pull out the remaining characters - two at a time?

TIA!

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Last Post by cheapterp
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Why do you need regex for this? Can you not use basic string functions like LEFT, MID, and RIGHT?

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Thanks buddylee17,
I am not sure why I did not think of those functions! :-O

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