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How do you query multiple strings in MS Access

Hello,
I am querying multiple tables and I need to query for multiple strings e.g. "*zh" or "blaa*" or "frr*"

this is what I am curently using...

SELECT l_nbr, count(1) AS cnt
FROM (select * from 0219 where l_nbr  like "*zh"
UNION ALL
select * from 0220 where l_nbr  like "*zh"
) AS x
GROUP BY l_nbr;
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groovymonkey
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groovymonkey
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CluskittCommented:
SELECT l_nbr, count(1) AS cnt
FROM (select * from 0219 where l_nbr  like "*zh" or l_nbr like "*zh"
GROUP BY l_nbr
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CluskittCommented:
Nevermind, I misread wrong.

SELECT l_nbr, count(1) AS cnt
FROM 0219 INNER JOIN 0220 ON 0219.Id=0220.Id
WHERE 0219.l_nbr like "*zh" or 0220.l_nbr like "*zh" or 0219.l_nbr like "blaa*"
GROUP BY l_nbr

just keep joining tables and adding conditions.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
try

SELECT l_nbr, count(1) AS cnt
FROM (select * from 0219 where l_nbr  like "*zh" or l_nbr  like "blaa*" or l_nbr  like "frr*"
UNION ALL
select * from 0220 where l_nbr  like "*zh" or l_nbr  like "blaa*" or l_nbr  like "frr*"
) AS x
GROUP BY l_nbr;
0
 
CluskittCommented:
You can also try:

SELECT l_nbr, count(1) AS cnt
FROM (SELECT * FROM 0219
           UNION ALL
           SELECT * FROM 0220) AS x
WHERE l_nbr like "*zh" or l_nbr  like "blaa*" or l_nbr  like "frr*"
GROUP BY l_nbr
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