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I am trying to populate a field in a SQL table based on the values
returned from using substring on a text field.


Field Name = RecNum
Field Value = 024071023

The 7th and 8th character of this number is the year. I am able to
get those digits by saying substring(recnum,7,2) and I get '02'. Now
what I need to do is determine if this is >= 50 then concatenate a
'19' to the front of it or if it is less that '50' concatenate a '20'.
This particular example should return '2002'. Then I want to take the
result of this and populate a field called TaxYear.

Any help would be greatly apprecaietd.


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