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How to use wildcard in query criteria

Posted on 2013-06-13
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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.
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Question by:Fritz Paul
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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try placing  "Like" in front of your criteria. i.e.,

Like Forms!NameOfform!NameOfControl

or

Like Forms!NameOfform!NameOfControl & "*"
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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.
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by:Fritz Paul
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The "Like Forms!NameOfform!NameOfControl" works fine.
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