Visual Basic Scripting Edition  

Split Function

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

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


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

Constant Value Description
vbBinaryCompare 0 Perform a binary comparison.
vbTextCompare 1 Perform a textual comparison.


The following example uses the Split function to return an array from a string. The function performs a textual comparison of the delimiter, and returns all of the substrings.

Dim MyString, MyArray, Msg
MyString = "VBScriptXisXfun!"
MyArray = Split(MyString, "x", -1, 1)
' MyArray(0) contains "VBScript".
' MyArray(1) contains "is".
' MyArray(2) contains "fun!".
Msg = MyArray(0) & " " & MyArray(1)
Msg = Msg   & " " & MyArray(2)
MsgBox Msg


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See Also

Join Function