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Microsoft Access String Comparison query with mask

Posted on 2010-08-30
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My app has a table of part "masks". For example, there are valid part numbers like OH911-EB, OH911-EL, and OH911-E. So I have a table with the mask OH911-*. In my query, I want to find all entries which match the mask OH911-*. My syntax is:

Expr1: IIf('OH911-EB' Like [tbl_DocPart_CrossRef]![PartMask],'YES','NO')

And the conditional is 'YES'. This query fails; Expr1 never resolves to 'YES', even though I have confirmed that their are matching entries in the table.

Any thoughts?
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Question by:rlwhitney
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iif(right([tbl_DocPart_CrossRef]![PartMask],8) = 'OH911-EB', 'YES','NO')
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sorry wrong side :-)
iif(left([tbl_DocPart_CrossRef]![PartMask],8) = 'OH911-EB', 'YES','NO')
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dqmq earned 500 total points
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Your Like expression should work.  Put in an exact match (no wildcards) and see what that produces.  Next, change like to = and see what that produces.  Just hitting it from different angles to gain insight.
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You're right ... the mask was built incorrectly.
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