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Hi,
My table is called Emails and the email field is called Email.
I want to run a query for all email addresses with a particular extension. Here's what I have (but it's not working), please assist:

SELECT Email
FROM Emails
WHERE (((Emails.Email)="%.pl%"));

When that didn't work, I tried this one:

SELECT Email
FROM Emails
WHERE (((Emails.Email)="#.pl#"));

Neither bring me back any results, though there are plenty of records matching this criteria....
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Use LIKE:

SELECT Email
FROM Emails
WHERE (((Emails.Email) LIKE "%.pl%"));
Use like instead of =
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try

SELECT Email
FROM Emails
WHERE ((Emails.Email) LIKE '%.pl%');
SELECT Email
FROM Emails
WHERE (((Emails.Email) like "%.pl%"));
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at least I was not the last person :)

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HI!
Blank.... draws nothing back.

I'm pulling my hair out here! IF I do a search for .pl as a part of the field in the table, I get tons, but within the query... NOTHING!
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By the way, this query is for an Access 2003 database...
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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Are you sure its .pl and not .PL? Ignore case and see if u get anything.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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glad I could help, but I think at least a point split with mbizup who posted the same just above would have been fair?!

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Sorry, mbizup, I missed that, apologies.

Is there a way to split the points now?
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Thanks, mharcais and a3!

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