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Hi,this is my problem.i want to delete the whole record that the BN start with ABC,when i test this sql in MS Access it works:

DELETE FROM Employee
WHERE BN Like "ABC*"

example:    BN
          ABC123
          ABC456

but error appear when i run it on VB.i try many way to replace the string of "ABC*" but failed.

sql = " SELECT * FROM Employee " & _
       "WHERE BN LIKE '" & ABC* & "' " <<syntax error

sql = " SELECT * FROM Employee " & _
       "WHERE BN LIKE '" & ABC% & "' " <<nothing selected

thanks!
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Question by:iven
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by:Chandramouli k
ID: 6927093
ur first sql should work. any way try replacing double quotes with single as follows.

Delete * from Employee where bn like 'ABC*'


KCM
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by:Ryan Chong
ID: 6927095
Hi iven,

Try this instead:

sql = " SELECT * FROM Employee " & _
      "WHERE BN LIKE '" & ABC & "%' "

Cheers
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by:Ryan Chong
ID: 6927096
so, that's:

DELETE FROM Employee
WHERE BN Like "ABC%"
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by:Chandramouli k
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to: ryancys
It is not working in my sys.
mins is MS-Access2k.

kcm

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KarcOrigin earned 200 total points
ID: 6927106
Hi iven,
Try this -

Select * From Employee
Where BN Like " & "'ABC%'"
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by:Éric Moreau
ID: 6927109
looks list quotes problem:

sql = " SELECT * FROM Employee " & _
      "WHERE BN LIKE 'ABC%' " 
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by:Chandramouli k
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Iven u there.?
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by:Ryan Chong
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kcm76, Use "%" in VB, use "*" when debuging in M$ Access..
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by:iven
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THANKS!!!!!u r so great!

also thanks every one that answer the question to me.
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