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How to search entire DB for 16 digit string

How to search entire DB for 16 digit string

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hi, does anyone know how to search en entire db for 16 digit number strings? need an audit system to ensure that credit cards aren't being recorded in a db.

thanks

RE: How to search entire DB for 16 digit string

How good are you with VBA? You could write a Function that spins through all tables (or a subset that you define), then spin through all fields that could contain the pattern (can skip Boolean, Dates, etc.). I assume you may need to search for xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx as well as xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx as well as xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx or maybe even more variations?

When all else fails, manipulate the data.

RE: How to search entire DB for 16 digit string

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I assume you may need to search for xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx as well as xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx as well as xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx or maybe even more variations?

Regarding this specifically, have a look at the Replace() function to eliminate spaces and hyphens in your search criteria.

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