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MS Access or MS Excel Query to select only rows with a specific keyword in a column

Hi, I have an excel list with 5,000 records. I need to isolate records from this list based on a keyword value in a specific column.

For example, the client might request we isolate records if a recipient has the keyword "teacher" in the "title" column. A recipient might have "Senior Teacher" or "math teacher", etc for their title.

Can anyone point me to a query  / method I can easily use in MS Excel 2007 or MS Access 2007?

Mark B
Mark B
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
you can either import or link to the Excel file from Access

External Data > Import > excel
follow the wizard

after you link or imported the Excel file

create a query like this

select * from TableExcel
where [Title] Not Like "*teacher*"

to show all records with teachers on ttheir Title

select * from TableExcel
where [Title]  Like "*teacher*"
In Excel, Goto Data > Filter > Text Filters > Does Not Contain > "Teacher" (without quotes)

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