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"Contains" function in MS-Access 2007

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I am writing a query and I want to find all the records with a field "Name" that contains more than one string; i.e. Name Contains ("XYZ","ABC")

What is the syntax for the Criteria for the field?

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If you are looking for an exact match, you can use the IN keyword:

Name IN ("XYZ", "ABC")

If you are looking for a partial match, you can use the LIKE keyword:

Name LIKE "XYZ*" OR Name LIKE "ABC*"

The star represents a pattern search, so the above would be where name starts with. For an ends with search, put the star at the beginning. For an "in the middle" search, put stars at both ends.

Here is a URL that may help:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/examples-of-query-criteria-HA010066611.aspx
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If you want to find all Name values that contain both values, then you would need to do:
Name LIKE "*XYZ*" AND Name LIKE "*ABC*"
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