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How To Query The First 3 Digits Of A Field


I'm trying to export from a text file. However one of the fields contains 2 items of data, ie the code and name of a person.
eg 'po2 Paul O Mahony'. What I want to do is query only the code(first 3 digits) from this field. ie 'po2'. Is there a way of doing this within a query (sql) or do I have to use vbscript to solve this?
thanks


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