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Im having a problem with the last apostrophe but when i run it it will not recognize it... here is my code and the error

case "Product Name":
this.oleDbSelectCommand1.CommandText =       
         "SELECT * FROM ProductDescription " +
         "WHERE ProductNames = LIKE'*" + txtProductSearch.Text + "*'";
                                     
break;

Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression 'ProductNames = LIKE'*bo*''.
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by:Arthur_Wood
ID: 12272946
change this:

WHERE ProductNames = LIKE'*" + txtProductSearch.Text + "*'";

to:

WHERE ProductNames = LIKE '*" + txtProductSearch.Text + "*'";

the single space between LIKE and '* is CRITICAL.

AW
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by:HappieMartyr
ID: 12272960
I added the space but that did not help unfortunately it returns the same error...



Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression 'ProductNames = LIKE '*bo*''.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Data.OleDb.OleDbException: Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression 'ProductNames = LIKE '*bo*''.
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by:Jokra_the_Barbarian
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You can't use "= LIKE". This should work:

"SELECT * FROM ProductDescription WHERE ProductNames LIKE '*" & txtProductSearch.Text & "*'"
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Benjamin_Luk earned 500 total points
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That right you can not use "=" with "LIKE". Also,you can try following method:
case "Product Name":
this.oleDbSelectCommand1.CommandText =      
         "SELECT * FROM ProductDescription " +
         "WHERE instr(1,ProductNames ,'"& txtProductSearch.Text &"',1)>0 ; "
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by:HappieMartyr
ID: 12273777
I took out the = sign and that stopped the error but it would not return any thing then even if I typed it in exactly...
I even put in a little test to see what was happening by changing the button and I was getting the correct input but it still didnt work....

case "Product Name":
      this.oleDbSelectCommand1.CommandText =       
           "SELECT * FROM ProductDescription " +
           "WHERE ProductNames LIKE '*" + txtProductSearch.Text + "*'";

      btnSearch.Text = txtProductSearch.Text;
break;

all though it took a few minor changes since im using C#(+ instead of & ) the in string command was exactly what i needed  THANK YOU SO MUCH

case "Product Name":
this.oleDbSelectCommand1.CommandText =      
         "SELECT * FROM ProductDescription " +
         "WHERE instr(1,ProductNames ,'" + txtProductSearch.Text + "',1)>0 ; "
 
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