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Change the search criteria in an access search form

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I want to be able to search by date or surname or table name in a form.  How would I do this?
These are the names of the tables:  LEO, BSC, SLP, MYCP.
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Question by:Dier02
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When you say "search", do you want to locate a single record on the form and move to that? Or will there possibly be multiple hits from the search?

Is your form based on all 4 tables (i.e a Query); if not, how are the 4 tables represented on the form?
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by:Dier02
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Form is based on a query.  I want the query to search for a surname and display the data in a form.  I also want it to state that the name was not found if the name has been removed from the table.
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I also want the query to include the four tables in the search.  The table names are as above.
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Are the four tables included in the Query? If so, then you can use code like this to locate your names:

Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
Set rst = Me.RecordsetClone

rst.FindFirst "LEO.YourNameField='" & Me.txtSearch & "' OR BSC.YourNameField='" & Me.txtSearch & "'"
If Not rst.NoMatch Then
  Me.Bookmark = rst.Bookmark
Else
  Msgbox Me.txtSearch & " not found"
End If

You'd need to change the names of the tables/controls etc to match those in your project. Also, this would only locate the FIRST record ...
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by:Dier02
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What doyou mean by the first record?  Do you mean if there were more than one entry for the same person it would only show one entry and not the other if, for example there was one in BSC and one in LEO?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 1500 total points
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That is correct. If you would prefer to Filter your form (i.e. show only those records which match your criteria), then use the Form's Filter property:

'/build your filter string
Me.Filter = "LEO.YourNameField='" & Me.txtSearch & "' OR BSC.YourNameField='" & Me.txtSearch & "'"
Me.FilterOn=True

This would show all of them; the user would have to navigate through them, of course.
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by:Dier02
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Do you mean it would show all of the records in all four tables or do you mean it would show all records for that surname in all tables?
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by:Dier02
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or that date
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