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String manipulation with wildcards

String manipulation with wildcards

(OP)
can anyone spot what I am doing wrong here, i think it is becasue of the quotes I am using, but cant work out how to put them

I am using this

sSQL = "Select * from V_SOAPostCodeSearch where PCID Like '" & sPostcode & "*'"

which gives me this

Select * from V_SOAPostCodeSearch where PCID Like 's183d*'

I am trying to find everything in the V_SOAPostCodeSearch  table which has a PCID starting with s183d

i dont think the wildcard is working

would appreciate any help

RE: String manipulation with wildcards

The wildcard character's depend upon the DBMS you're connecting to. If you're using Access I believe the character you're after is %:

Select * from V_SOAPostCodeSearch where PCID Like 's183d%'

RE: String manipulation with wildcards

(OP)
I am in vb, but connecting upto sql

RE: String manipulation with wildcards

(OP)
brilliant, after hours of messing about, i swopped the * for % and it works great, many thanks

RE: String manipulation with wildcards


And since you found the wildcharacter for * it might save you time in future to know that the equivalant of DAO one character ? is ADO's  _

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