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Problems firing LIKE Queries in Access

Problems firing LIKE Queries in Access

Problems firing LIKE Queries in Access

(OP)
Help,

I have a problem firing a SELECT Query with a Like clause in it at an Access 97 Database. ie 'SELECT Name FROM Customer WHERE Name Like '*BOB*'.

If I fire the SQL in the Database window it works fine, but when I Attempt to

.Open SQL , Connection ,1 ,1

It comes back with an error message saying that it doesn't like the like clause (ha ha)

Can anybody help me with this ?

Also does anybody know how to pass in Parameters to an Access Query fired from VBScript. I have tried many different combinations, and nothing seems to work.

RE: Problems firing LIKE Queries in Access

Check your wildcard symbol. Using VBScript, the wildcard symbol for LIKE is the percent sign (%),...use that instead of the asterisk and it should work...

RE: Problems firing LIKE Queries in Access

(OP)
Thanks BillWebboy, worked like a treat. I think I got confused because Access only likes using the * as a wildcard.

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