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Split Function

This page is specific to the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Language Reference for Office 2010.

Description

Returns a zero-based, one-dimensional array containing a specified number of substrings.

Syntax

Split(expression[, delimiter[, limit[, compare]]])

The Split function syntax has these named arguments:

Part

Description

expression

Required. String expression containing substrings and delimiters. If expression is a zero-length string(""), Split returns an empty array, that is, an array with no elements and no data.

delimiter

Optional. String character used to identify substring limits. If omitted, the space character (" ") is assumed to be the delimiter. If delimiter is a zero-length string, a single-element array containing the entire expression string is returned.

limit

Optional. Number of substrings to be returned; –1 indicates that all substrings are returned.

compare

Optional. Numeric value indicating the kind of comparison to use when evaluating substrings. See Settings section for values.

Settings

The compare argument can have the following values:

Constant

Value

Description

vbUseCompareOption

–1

Performs a comparison 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.

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