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I am trying to do a wildcard search in a MS Access database table.   In the table I want to search two columns for value I am search for.

Here is what I want to do: Search the columns "Title" and "Summary" in the table "tblBooks" for the value 'keyword'.

Something like "SELECT * from tblBooks WHERE Title Like '%Keyword%' AND
Summary Like '%Keyword%'

Not sure what he syntax would be.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Question by:Mike_Stevens
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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That would be it, except Access uses the asterisk ( * ) as a wildcard. Assuming you have a textbox named "txSearch", which is where the user would enter their search words:

"SELECT * from tblBooks WHERE Title Like '*" & Me.txSearch & " "*' AND
Summary Like '*" & Me.txSearch & "*'"

That would only find records where the value exists in EACH column. If you want to find records where the value exists in EITHER column, us OR:

"SELECT * from tblBooks WHERE Title Like '*" & Me.txSearch & " "*' OR
Summary Like '*" & Me.txSearch & "*'"
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