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Using SELECT Like-operator in VBScript

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I'm developing a small search-site in VBScript, where the user is supposed to enter a word or part of a word, and the result should be a list of hits.

But it doesn't seem to work with the Like-operator along with asteriscs (*). Here is an example of a query that doesn't work in ASP, but works fine in Access:

'**********************************
set rs = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")

rs.Open "SELECT Glossary.Word, Glossay.Text FROM Glossary WHERE Word Like '" + SearchWord + "') ORDER BY Word", "Data source=Extsn"
'**********************************

The table's name is Glossary. It works fine this way if I don't include any * in SearchWord. If I do, however, I get rs.recordcount to return -1 (I suppose that's alright), and rs.BOF and rs.EOF to return true (that's NOT alright). I can't use any of the rs.Move methods either.

Even if I search for a word that doesn't exists in the database, I get this scenario.

I'm using an MS Access 97 database, along with 32-bit ODBC.

Anyone who recognizes this problem??

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Try using the % instead of the *.  While VB takes * as meaning any string, Transact SQL, (used against SQL Server) uses a
% for the same purpose.  There are other special character substitutions between the two as well when using the LIKE clause.  See is this is your problem.


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