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like keyword in Access

realistic27
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i want to use like operator in MSAccess 2002. what should i do ? it is not working ?
any solution ?
the query is : "select * from emp where emp_name is like 'tom%'
thanks
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As per the above, when you are creating SQL statements in access you are not using TransactSQL, but JetSQL .. the % operator becomes *.

There are some differences between the two, so well worth checking for other statments you create, if they do error.

Full statement you need:

"SELECT * FROM emp WHERE emp_name LIKE 'tom*'"

or to use a variable:

"SELECT * FROM emp WHERE emp_name LIKE '*" & strVariable & "*'"
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