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Access 2000 "Find and Replace" Search options.

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I'm sure this is something easy and it's something stupid I haven't set but nonetheless, I can't figure it out so here goes...

A client of mine uses the "Find and Replace goggles" to find records to search through her Access 2000 records.  She wanted it set for partial matches, so I went into Tools-->Options-->Find and selected the "General Search" option.  Now it'll default to "any part of field" option but now the "Look In" defaults to the table that the form is based on, rather than the field itself.  Does anyone know how to set up the goggles to do a partial search on a field by default, rather than a table?  Thanks.
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The partial match can be achieved using just the mouse and right-click.
Just select the part of a field you want to search for (just by keeping the left mousebutton pressed make the part "blue") and right-click that field. Now select the first option to find all "included" and access will build a LIKE *selectedtext* automatically. Even starting and ending parts will be used when selected, but you can also use the wild char "*" and others in the text input field of the popup window.
Just press after a selection teh FilterByForm button and Access will show the filter(s) used in the fields.

Just leave the Tools/Options to Fast search...

I did create a small Word-document on the right click for my users. Just drop a line at my mailbox (see my profile) and I'll mail it.

Nic;o)
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