Do not return zero length entries

I have a table in Access which has a field called Company. I need to return all records where that filed is Not Null, but when I do, there are zero length records in there (“ “). How can I set the query to ignore the zero length records and only return the records which are actually not null or longer than zero length?

I tried Not Like " " along with Not Null but that did nothing to help.
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BobbyAsked:
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sdstuberCommented:
select * from yourtable where  len(yourfield) > 0


this will account for both zero-length and null
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Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
select * FROM yourTable WHERE [yourField] & "" <> ""
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
How about this:

SELECT Table1.*, Table1.Company
FROM Table1
WHERE ((Not (Table1.Company) Is Null Or (Table1.Company)>""));

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

SELECT Table1.*
FROM Table1
WHERE (((Nz([Company],"")>"")=True));

And mod to first post:


SELECT Table1.*
FROM Table1
WHERE ((Not (Table1.Company) Is Null Or (Table1.Company)>""));
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BobbyAuthor Commented:
Thank You!
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Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
Personally, I use a function for this.

Public Function IsNullOrBlank(SomeValue as Variant) as Boolean

    IsNullOrBlank = (Len(SomeValue & "") = 0)

End Function

This is easy to read and debug.

SELECT * FROM yourTable WHERE IsNullOrBlank([FieldName]) = False
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