Problem with LIKE

I'm using delphi7 connecting to MS Access2000 database using ADO.
I try to use (LIKE) in SELECT statement it's give nothing, but if I put this statement in access query it's work properly.
The statement like this:
ADO_Name.SQL.Text :=  'SELECT * FROM TableName'+
                                     ' where TableName.FieldName like '''+'*'+TextBoxName.Text+'*'+''' order by'+
                                     ' TableName.FieldName ';

This statement is work properly without (LIKE).

abafadelAsked:
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Pierre CorneliusCommented:
Try:

ADO_Name.SQL.Text :=  'SELECT * FROM TableName'+
                                     ' where TableName.FieldName like '''+'%'+TextBoxName.Text+'%'+''' order by'+
                                     ' TableName.FieldName ';

Regards
Pierre
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saravananvgCommented:
Hello sir,

  It is not *, replace it with % and give the query as follows

ADO_Name.SQL.Text :=  'SELECT * FROM TableName'+
                                     ' where TableName.FieldName LIKE ''%' + Trim(TextBoxName.Text) + '%'' ORDER BY +
                                     ' TableName.FieldName ';
with regards,
padmaja.
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Ivanov_GCommented:
FieldName is some string type I hope, not DATE or TIME ?
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VoodoomanCommented:
Hi

Pierre C is correct as is saravananvq.

Access uses DAO which uses '*' for the wild card ADO uses '%'.

You might wonder why Microsoft are still using DAO - its 5 times faster is why......

Voodooman
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