Udating a field

I have a table which contains 2 fields; Description and Color
In an update query how do I set the value of Color to "gold" if the Description field contains the word "gold" ?
Gary SamuelsPlant ManagerAsked:
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Maybe something like this:

UPDATE Table7 SET Table7.Color = IIf(InStr(1,[Description],"Gold")>0,"Gold",[Description]);

Make a backup first - before running a test Update query.


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Try this:

UPDATE Table1 SET Table1.Color = "Gold"
WHERE (((Table1.Description) Like "*" & "gold" & "*"));

This is how your query in design view looks like:

DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
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