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combo box with a partial lookup ??????

combo box with a partial lookup ??????

combo box with a partial lookup ??????

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I'm working with access 97. Can someone tell me how I configure a combo box that finds a pease of the fieldname(like *[fieldinput]*)

RE: combo box with a partial lookup ??????

If you're looking to match up the first part of another string you can use Like *[fieldinput].  However, if you're looking to match up the last part of the input field then I'd use the Right function; Like (Right([fieldinput],3)
You could also use Like [fieldinput]* but not *[fieldinput]*

*In the future you might get better response if you post questions in a forum that's more fitting to your question.  This post probably should have gone in the Microsoft:Access Forms forum.

RE: combo box with a partial lookup ??????

Correction, I forgot you will need to encapsulate the * as a string and attach it to the rest of the string like this;
Like  "*" &[fieldinput]
hope this helps,

RE: combo box with a partial lookup ??????

Thanks Orion45! I've been struggling with the same issue. Moving from the Access gui to writing straight SQL feels like learning a new language.

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