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Expets, can I modify a SWITCH for anything that does not fit the parameters to be categorized as "Other"?  sorta like an IIF statement.  

thank you,
here it is:

MyLCType: Switch([tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Bid*","Bid Bond",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Performance*","Performance Bond",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Advance*","Advance Payment Bond",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Insurance*","Insurance Bond",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Bid*","Bid Bond",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Surety*","Surety Bond",tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Parent*","Parent Company GT",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Facility*","Credit Facility Bond")
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Maybe like this:

MyLCType: Switch([tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Bid*","Bid Bond",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Performance*","Performance Bond",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Advance*","Advance Payment Bond",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Insurance*","Insurance Bond",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Bid*","Bid Bond",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Surety*","Surety Bond",tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Parent*","Parent Company GT",[tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Facility*","Credit Facility Bond" , 1=1,"OTHER" )
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pdvsaProject financeAuthor Commented:
mx:  it does not save like that for some reason.  I copy it and tab out but it does not save it.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Not sure what you mean ... does not save ?

mx
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
1=1,"OTHER" just says that ... if none of the other conditions apply, then this is the clean up condition ... catch all condition.

mx
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pdvsaProject financeAuthor Commented:
Mx, what i mean is that when in query design window and use that equation and tab out of the column it will not save what i just entered.  I have encountered this before and it is usually a syntax or something like that... Let me know what you think...
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
ok ... missing paren from original

MyLCType: Switch([tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Bid*", "Bid Bond", [tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Performance*", "Performance Bond", [tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Advance*", "Advance Payment Bond", [tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Insurance*", "Insurance Bond", [tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Bid*", "Bid Bond", [tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Surety*", "Surety Bond", [tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Parent*", "Parent Company GT", [tblLCTypeDropBox].[LCType] Like "*Facility*", "Credit Facility Bond", 1 = 1, "OTHER")
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pdvsaProject financeAuthor Commented:
that was it...thank you!
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