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I have a search page with the following query that will return an exact match for a surname.  How do I adjust this query to allow for a check box, than when checked will return Soundex values. If it is left unchecked it returns an exact match. (i.e. this code returns all Snyders --  "Select Surname FROM database WHERE Soundex(Surname) = Soundex('Snider');"

Of course I want the user to be able to enter any surname, not just Snider!

Thanks Experts!
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will this work?
where @checked is whether or not the box is ticked,
 and @input is the surname being searched

Select Surname FROM database
WHERE
  (1=@checked and Soundex(Surname) = Soundex(@input)) or
  (0=@checked and Surname = @input)
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