?
Solved

How to use wildcard in query criteria

Posted on 2013-06-13
3
Medium Priority
?
689 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-13
See embedded picture please.
I have a form with controls "display" and "block" with parameter values and a query which uses these parameters in criteria.
The default values of two of the criteria field are * per default.
However the query renders no records under these conditions.
If I put * in the criteria of the query directly, it displays all records, but not when the criteria refers to the appropriate controls on the form.
If I select actual values in the controls, the query renders correctly.
What am I doing wrong. I believe I have done this before.
Picture of form and query
0
Comment
Question by:Fritz Paul
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39244992
try placing  "Like" in front of your criteria. i.e.,

Like Forms!NameOfform!NameOfControl

or

Like Forms!NameOfform!NameOfControl & "*"
0
 
LVL 58
ID: 39245003
In the query, you need to use the Like operator along with the control value or add a column in the query of using the control reference and put an asterick (*) as the criteria.

 So it's either some column = the form control or the form control = "*"

Jim.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Fritz Paul
ID: 39245023
The "Like Forms!NameOfform!NameOfControl" works fine.
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Access custom database properties are useful for storing miscellaneous bits of information in a format that persists through database closing and reopening.  This article shows how to create and use them.
It is possible to export the data of a SQL Table in SSMS and generate INSERT statements. It's neatly tucked away in the generate scripts option of a database.
In Microsoft Access, learn the trick to repeating sub-report headings at the top of each page. The problem with sub-reports and headings: Add a dummy group to the sub report using the expression =1: Set the “Repeat Section” property of the dummy…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …
Suggested Courses

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question