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I have an Access 2003 database.  In this database I have a form with a command button I'm trying to code with a filter in the prompt.

Dim stDocName As String
  Dim stLinkCriteria As String
  Dim strFindID As String
  Dim AssignedTo As String
   strFindID = InputBox("Enter Country (or leave blank for all)")
      If strFindID = "" Then
        stDocName = "frmTicOpenAsgn"
        DoCmd.OpenForm stDocName, , , stLinkCriteria
          Else
        AssignedTo = strFindID
        stLinkCriteria = "[AssignedTo]=" & "'" & strFindID & "'"
        stDocName = "frmTicOpenAsgn"
        DoCmd.OpenForm stDocName, , , stLinkCriteria
      End If
        DoCmd.Maximize


I want to change the strFindID to the following but I can't figure out how to get it to work.

Like "*" & [Enter Country (or leave blank for all)] & "*"

Any ideas?

Thank you so much!
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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change this

 stLinkCriteria = "[AssignedTo]=" & "'" & strFindID & "'"

with


 stLinkCriteria = "[AssignedTo] like '*" & strFindID & "*'"
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altering your codes to get all when nothing is entered in the input box



Dim stDocName As String
  Dim stLinkCriteria As String
  Dim strFindID As String
  Dim AssignedTo As String
   strFindID = InputBox("Enter Country (or leave blank for all)")
      If strFindID = "" Then
        stDocName = "frmTicOpenAsgn"
        stLinkCriteria = "[AssignedTo] like '*'"
        DoCmd.OpenForm stDocName, , , stLinkCriteria
          Else
        AssignedTo = strFindID
         stLinkCriteria = "[AssignedTo] like '*" & strFindID & "*'"
        stDocName = "frmTicOpenAsgn"
        DoCmd.OpenForm stDocName, , , stLinkCriteria
      End If

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by:Senniger1
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Absolutely what I needed.

Many thanks!
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