The Replace function replaces a sequence of characters in a string with another set of characters (a number of times).

The syntax for the Replace function is:

Replace (string1, find, replacement, [start, [count, [compare]]] )

string1 is the string to replace a sequence of characters with another set of characters.

find is the string that will be searched for in string1 .

replacement will replace find in string1 .

start is optional. This is the position in string1 to begin the search. If this parameter is omitted, the Replace function will begin the search at position 1.

count is optional. This is the number of occurrences to replace. If this parameter is omitted, the Replace function will replace all occurrences of find with replacement .

compare is optional. This can be one of the following values:

Parameter Value



Compares based on the Option Compare statement.


Binary comparison


Textual comparison


Performs a comparison based on information in your database

For example:

Replace(“alphabet”, “bet”, “hydro”)
would return “alphahydro”

Replace (“alphabet”, “a”, “e”)
would return “elphebet”

Replace – Access Function
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