Solved

Access 2000 "Find and Replace" Search options.

Posted on 2002-07-07
3
270 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-07
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.
0
Comment
Question by:SpiderJohn416
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:nico5038
ID: 7136495
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)
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:nico5038
ID: 7260150

No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:
 - PAQ'd and pts removed
Please leave any comments here within the
next seven days.

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER !

Nic;o)
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
Netminder earned 0 total points
ID: 7296324
Per recommendation, points NOT refunded and question closed.

Netminder
CS Moderator
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

As tax season makes its return, so does the increase in cyber crime and tax refund phishing that comes with it
In earlier versions of Windows (XP and before), you could drag a database to the taskbar, where it would appear as a taskbar icon to open that database.  This article shows how to recreate this functionality in Windows 7 through 10.
In Microsoft Access, learn how to “cascade” or have the displayed data of one combo control depend upon what’s entered in another. Base the dependent combo on a query for its row source: Add a reference to the first combo on the form as criteria i…
In Microsoft Access, learn different ways of passing a string value within a string argument. Also learn what a “Type Mis-match” error is about.

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question