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Search a memo using onfilterrecord

JohnE
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Last Modified: 2010-04-04
Hi,

I am using DBISAM as a BDE replacement and need to be able to search for text within a memo. I have been told that using onfilterrecord works, but my attempts to implement it have failed so far.

How to you do this?

Onfilterevent...

Accept:???

Thanks

John
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You should be able to do this:

procedure TForm1.Table1FilterRecord(DataSet: TDataSet; var Accept: Boolean);

begin
  Accept := Pos('The string to search for', DataSet['TheMemoField']) > 0;
end;

Cheers,

Raymond.
Top Expert 2004

Commented:
i guess that is not possible :-(
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Commented:
What about using the LIKE keyword:

SELECT * FROM TABLE1 WHERE FIELDX LIKE '%partial string%'

(I just can't remember if it is '%' or '*' for the LIKE comparision).

Yours,

Alex
Top Expert 2004

Commented:
alex, i guess this will also not work for blobs

Commented:
Var
SearchCode: String;
 
procedure TForm1.Table1FilterRecord(DataSet: TDataSet;var Accept: Boolean);
  begin
Accept := (AnsiStrLIComp(PChar(Table1MemoField.AsString),         PChar(SearchCode), Length(SearchCode)) = 0);
  end;


ps alex your correct already its percent (though im not sure if it is
 '%searchcode%' or 'searchcode%' ;-)
Top Expert 2004

Commented:
its % for sql-statement-where-clause
its * for filters, where it can only be appended

to barry,
i guess this does not work,
had tested it similar (not with a persistent field)
and get the error: Cannot access Field ... on Filter (or similar)
did you tested it?
i guess no, then you had post an answer :-))
meikl

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Commented:
Raymond's answer works great. Is there a way to make it case insensitive?

Thanks

John
Top Expert 2004

Commented:
i guess i was wrong ;-)
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Commented:
Thanks Raymond - works perfectly!

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