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microsoft access custom query criteria

I have the following expression in the criteria of my query, but I keep getting a syntax error.  What I am trying to query in the field called Lot is where the first two characters are numbers followed by the last two digits of the current year followed by numbers again.  Could use expert help please.

Like "[0-9][0-9] & Format([IITDate],"yy") & [0-9]*" And Not Like "*ip"
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mbizupCommented:
Try this:
Like "'[0-9][0-9]" & Format([IITDate],"yy") & "[0-9]*'" And Not Like "'*ip'"

And if your database is Access, not SQL:

Like "'##" & Format([IITDate],"yy") & "#*'" And Not Like "'*ip'"

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mbizupCommented:
Correction (assuming you're using the query grid, not VBA):

Like "##" & Format([IITDate],"yy") & "#*" And Not Like "*ip"

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sxxguptaAuthor Commented:
Neither one returned any records and I know I have records.......This is an access database with linked SQL tables
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mbizupCommented:
With  linked SQL tables, you most likely need the Access syntax.

Try the first criteria for starters:

Like "##" & Format([IITDate],"yy") & "#*" 

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That should returen records like (starting with 2 digits, year, one digit and then anything else):
09138iuoeriouwoer9


SQL equivalent, if your database is set up for SQL compatible syntax:

Like "[0-9][0-9]" & Format([IITDate],"yy") & "[0-9]%" 

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The wildcards are:

Access: * for any string of characters;  # for a single numeric digit
SQL Server: % for any string of characters;  [0-9] for a single numeric digit
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mbizupCommented:
If the first part of the criteria works, try adding the second.  This will exclude any records that end in 'ip':

Access syntax:
Like "##" & Format([IITDate],"yy") & "#*" And Not Like "*ip"

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SQL syntax (notice the change to %ip here):

Like "[0-9][0-9]" & Format([IITDate],"yy") & "[0-9]%" And Not Like "%ip"

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sxxguptaAuthor Commented:
Like "##" & Format([IITDate],"yy") & "#*"         gives me records.  Now I just need to narrow it down to 2013.

Eg

011301
211315
061320
111313

etc where the 4th and 5th characters are the last two digits of the date field "IITDate"......
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sxxguptaAuthor Commented:
yes using ms access query grid
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mbizupCommented:
What is the data like in the IITDateField?  Is it an actual full date or is it just the year or a text field?

Try this:

Like "##" & Right([IITDate], 2) & "#*"

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etc where the 4th and 5th characters are the last two digits of the date field "IITDate"......
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Your data is actually showing this in the 3rd and 4th characters.
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sxxguptaAuthor Commented:
added a field IITDate with a where clause:

DatePart("yyyy",[IITDate])>=DatePart("yyyy",Date())

and now was able to narrow the records.  Thanks.
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