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Posted on 2011-02-25
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is there an syntax issue with the foll:

if col1 like "%.txt" then
with ds
.Addnew
......
.Update
End with
End if

without the if and end if, the statement works fine, but with the "if" module attached, the update does not happen. the col1 value is something "first.txt"

thanks
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Looks to me like you've got the wrong  character in your if condition. Is the '%', which as far as I'm aware isn't a special character and only matches a literal %, meant to be a '*' to match zero or more characters?

What you are testing for here is whether col1 literally matches %.txt, which is false, which is why the code isn't executing. It should be "*.txt" instead.

Read this for more:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/swf8kaxw.aspx#Y1482
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helped - thanks crysallus.
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