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Hi Experts

I'm having some difficulty adding strings to an existing, functioning query.  It should read  where PP_Problem contains string1 or string 2 but i get syntax errors whichever way i try this.

PS using the word OR instead of a comma returns all the records without filtering any of the strings

Many thanks

Peter


this works 
SQL = SQL & " where [PP_Problem] like '*String1*' "
 
this one doesn't 
SQL = SQL & " where [PP_Problem] like '*String1*' , '*String2*'"

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Try this:

SQL = SQL & " where [PP_Problem] like '*String1*' OR [PP_Problem] like '*String2*'"
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I believe the correct way to do this would be the following:

SQL = SQL & " where [PP_Problem] like '*String1*' or [PP_Problem] like '*String2*'"
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Thanks experts

Sorry about the points split - there were 2 identical responses and I now wish i assigned more to go around. many thanks
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