Returns a string, which is a substring of a string expression beginning at the start position (defaults to 1), in which a specified substring has been replaced with another substring a specified number of times.
Replace(expression, find, replace, [ start, [ count, [ compare ]]])
The Replace function syntax has these named arguments:
|expression||Required. String expression containing substring to replace.|
|find||Required. Substring being searched for.|
|replace||Required. Replacement substring.|
|start||Optional. Start position for the substring of expression to be searched and returned. If omitted, 1 is assumed.|
|count||Optional. Number of substring substitutions to perform. If omitted, the default value is -1, which means, make all possible substitutions.|
|compare||Optional. Numeric value indicating the kind of comparison to use when evaluating substrings. See Settings section for values.|
The compare argument can have the following values:
|vbUseCompareOption||-1||Performs a comparison by using the setting of the Option Compare statement.|
|vbBinaryCompare||0||Performs a binary comparison.|
|vbTextCompare||1||Performs a textual comparison.|
|vbDatabaseCompare||2||Microsoft Access only. Performs a comparison based on information in your database.|
Replace returns the following values:
|expression is zero-length||Zero-length string ("")|
|expression is Null||An error.|
|find is zero-length||Copy of expression.|
|replace is zero-length||Copy of expression with all occurrences of find removed.|
|start > Len(expression)||Zero-length string. String replacement begins at the position indicated by start.|
|count is 0||Copy of expression.|
The return value of the Replace function is a string, with substitutions made, that begins at the position specified by start and concludes at the end of the expression string. It's not a copy of the original string from start to finish.
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