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i've been getting a  Missing operand before '&' operator error.

my code needs to be  for example :
dv.RowFilter = "name LIKE '*david*'"

right now i'm trying to pass two variables i got from a form into that statement:

dim searchfrm = Request.Form("searchfrm")
dim searchval = Request.Form("searchval")

searchstr = """ + searchfrm + " " + "LIKE" + " " + "'*" + searchval + "*'" + """
dv.RowFilter = searchstr

However, this does not work.. I get the Missing operand before '&' operator error.
I tried Response.Write(searchstr), it displays the statement i want correctly but why wouldn't it work as a complete statement??

please help!! really urgent
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searchstr = """ + searchfrm + " " + "LIKE" + " " + "'*" + searchval + "*'" + """
dv.RowFilter = searchstr

Instead of " try chr(34)

Example:

searchstr = chr(34) & searchfrm & " LIKE " & "'*" & searchval & "*'" & chr(34)
dv.RowFilter = searchstr

And i'm not sure about the *

Better would be:

searchstr = chr(34) & searchfrm & " LIKE " & "'%" & searchval & "%'" & chr(34)
dv.RowFilter = searchstr

I've never seen this RowFilter function before, so this may not help.
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Maybe the best way would be

searchstr = searchfrm & " LIKE " & "'%" & searchval & "%'"
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by:lewin85_sg
ID: 11803737
thank you^^ that worked
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