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Visual Basic SQL Statement not working

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Here is the statement:

dbMembers.RecordSource = "select * from Members Where Name like 'Lea%'"
dbMembers.Refresh

I have a table of Members, I want the user to be able to enter a name to search for, and all matches to be displayed on a flexgrid I have in my project bound to this database, unfortunatly while testing with the above lines of code I find it does not work, I have the database and in it under the Name field in the Members table is the name Leanne Stockwell, but the SQL above brings up a blank recordset?

I have even tried replacing 'Lea%' with '%e%' AND STILL I GET A BLANK RECORDSET???

According to every SQL and Visual Basic SQL tutorial I could find the above statement 'should' work, is there something i'm doing wrong here?

I thank you all in advance for any light you can shed on this problem !!

Please note: if I execute the code with just "select * from Members" as the recordsource I get the whole database displayed in the FlexGrid, so I KNOW I havnt done anything wrong with the data control itself.

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whats the database?
if it is Access and you are using DAO then try '*' as wild card character instead of '%'

try changing
dbMembers.RecordSource = "select * from Members Where Name like 'Lea%'"
dbMembers.Refresh
to
dbMembers.RecordSource = "select * from Members Where Name like 'Lea*'"
dbMembers.Refresh
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by:shnads
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Thankyou so much appari, I just wish that was better documented so I could have saved myself all this stress !!!

once again, thankyou :)
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