SQL Syntax within Dreamweaver Recordset

Dear Experts

I have a dreamweaver recordset (ASP , VbScript) as follows:

'SELECT * FROM dbo.menu_categories WHERE subcategory LIKE ?'

I have a problem with the following subcategory values:  

Forage Seeds
Grass Seeds

The problem is that the recordset is returning records for both.  I guess this is due to the 'LIKE' in the SQL statement.

Can anyone suggest a way around this.  Using '=' does not return any values.

Thanks
grantballantyneAsked:
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Pratima PharandeConnect With a Mentor Commented:

categories_cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM dbo.subcategory_links WHERE linksubcategory ='" & categories__MMColParam  & "' ORDER BY linksupplierrange ASC"
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>The problem is that the recordset is returning records for both.
well, what value do you pass as argument?
and what do you expect to get as output?
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grantballantyneAuthor Commented:
thanks angel,

see code below for the recordset:

<%
Dim categories__MMColParam
categories__MMColParam = "1"
If (Request.QueryString("subcategory") <> "") Then
  categories__MMColParam = Request.QueryString("subcategory")
End If
%>



<%
Dim categories
Dim categories_cmd
Dim categories_numRows

Set categories_cmd = Server.CreateObject ("ADODB.Command")
categories_cmd.ActiveConnection = MM_borderfarmsupplies_STRING
categories_cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM dbo.subcategory_links WHERE linksubcategory like ? ORDER BY linksupplierrange ASC"
categories_cmd.Parameters.Append categories_cmd.CreateParameter("param1", 200, 1, 30, "%" + categories__MMColParam + "%") ' adVarChar
categories_cmd.Prepared = true

Set categories = categories_cmd.Execute
categories_numRows = 0
%>

thanks
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coolcurrent4uCommented:
This

'SELECT * FROM dbo.menu_categories WHERE subcategory LIKE %Forage%'

will return all results that has Forage in the subcategory names

and this

'SELECT * FROM dbo.menu_categories WHERE subcategory LIKE %Grass%'

for the other subcategories
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Pratima PharandeCommented:

If you want any perticular record then query must be like this

SELECT * FROM dbo.menu_categories WHERE subcategory='Forage Seeds'

I think you need something like this

categories_cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM dbo.subcategory_links WHERE linksubcategory =" & categories__MMColParam "' ORDER BY linksupplierrange ASC"
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grantballantyneAuthor Commented:
thanks

I have changed the recordset to the following:

<%
Dim categories__MMColParam
categories__MMColParam = "1"
If (Request.QueryString("subcategory") <> "") Then
  categories__MMColParam = Request.QueryString("subcategory")
End If
%>



<%
Dim categories
Dim categories_cmd
Dim categories_numRows

Set categories_cmd = Server.CreateObject ("ADODB.Command")
categories_cmd.ActiveConnection = MM_borderfarmsupplies_STRING
categories_cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM dbo.subcategory_links WHERE linksubcategory =" & categories__MMColParam "' ORDER BY linksupplierrange ASC"
categories_cmd.Parameters.Append categories_cmd.CreateParameter("param1", 200, 1, 30, "%" + categories__MMColParam + "%") ' adVarChar
categories_cmd.Prepared = true

Set categories = categories_cmd.Execute
categories_numRows = 0
%>


however this produces the error as follows:

Microsoft VBScript compilation error '800a0401'

Expected end of statement

/countrystores/categorypage.asp, line 48

categories_cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM dbo.subcategory_links WHERE linksubcategory =" & categories__MMColParam "' ORDER BY linksupplierrange ASC"
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------^


thanks
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Pratima PharandeCommented:
change it like this

categories_cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM dbo.subcategory_links WHERE linksubcategory =" & categories__MMColParam  & "' ORDER BY linksupplierrange ASC"
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grantballantyneAuthor Commented:
thanks

i have updated the recordset as follows:

<%
Dim categories__MMColParam
categories__MMColParam = "1"
If (Request.QueryString("subcategory") <> "") Then
  categories__MMColParam = Request.QueryString("subcategory")
End If
%>



<%
Dim categories
Dim categories_cmd
Dim categories_numRows

Set categories_cmd = Server.CreateObject ("ADODB.Command")
categories_cmd.ActiveConnection = MM_borderfarmsupplies_STRING
categories_cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM dbo.subcategory_links WHERE linksubcategory =" & categories__MMColParam  & "' ORDER BY linksupplierrange ASC"
categories_cmd.Parameters.Append categories_cmd.CreateParameter("param1", 200, 1, 30, "%" + categories__MMColParam + "%") ' adVarChar
categories_cmd.Prepared = true

Set categories = categories_cmd.Execute
categories_numRows = 0
%>

however I am now getting the following error when passing the perameter 'Grass Seeds'

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e14'

[Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0][SQL Server]Incorrect syntax near 'Seeds'.

/countrystores/categorypage.asp, line 52


thanks again

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