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using "OR" in a ms access 2007 query prompt

Posted on 2012-03-14
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I have a query that I need the prompt on a field called "charge_code" to allow multiple entries. Without a prompt the field criteria might look like "LA1234 or LA9876". My plight is sometimes there may be 2 entries, sometimes 3 or more and sometimes it just might be one entry.
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by:peter57r
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For your criteria use....

WHERE instr( [Enter list with commas],Chargecode)>0

This assumes that one field value is not wholly contained in another value.
(won't deal properly with Smith, smithson)
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 250 total points
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to deal with not finding the correct info, add "," in both sides of the parameters

WHERE instr("," &  [Enter list with commas] & ",", "," & [Chargecode] & ",")>0
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Why not make this easy on your users (and yourself as the developer)  and use a multiselect listbox?

http://access.mvps.org/access/forms/frm0007.htm
http://access.mvps.org/access/reports/rpt0005.htm

JeffCoachman
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by:howcheat
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listbox doesn't seem feasible for 1.4 million records.

peter57r and capricorn1: that's what I'm looking for!
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