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Filtering Access Recordset when Data Contains both Apostrophe and Quotes?

Posted on 2011-09-28
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Hello Experts

I have a table with a text field that has data imported into from an outside source (XLS spreadsheet). I then have a function that loops through this table and searches for occurences of certain text strings. The problem I am having is that sometimes the text strings being searched have quotes in them:
i.e. - 17" rope cord

and sometimes the text strings have single quotes in them
i.e. I's rope cord's

I previously had this code:
 
'Me.strVDestColumn is the column name being searched
'rsProducts(strVSourceColumn) is the text string the recordset is looking for
strCriteria = "[" & Me.strVDestColumn & "] = '" & rsProducts(strVSourceColumn) & "'"
                        
                        'Filtering main product recordset for potential matching data
                        prsMainProducts.FindFirst strCriteria

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This code works fine with the double quotes, but fails on single quotes.

How do I universally filter/search for text strings that may have single quotes, may have double quotes, or may have neither?

Thank you!
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Question by:w00tw00t111
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by:Rey Obrero
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try this


strCriteria = "[" & Me.strVDestColumn & "] =" & chr(34) & rsProducts(strVSourceColumn) & chr(34)
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by:w00tw00t111
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Capirocorn,

Thank you for your reply. That was my original criteria string and it works fine when there is a single quote in the string, but fails when there is a double quote in the string, such as 17" Rope Cord because the resulting criteria is:

[ItemName]= "17"RopeCord"
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Rey Obrero earned 500 total points
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try this

strCriteria = "[" & Me.strVDestColumn & "] =" & chr(34) & Replace(rsProducts(strVSourceColumn),chr(34),chr(34) & chr(34)) & chr(34)
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by:w00tw00t111
ID: 36719921
Phew! That did it Capricorn! Thank you so much! (Spent several hours on that today with no luck -_-) Thank you!
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