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Using VBA, how can I filter a table using a value in a multivalued field?

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I have a table in MS Access 2013 that, among other fields, contains a multivalued field.

Using VBA, I would like to filter the table based on a "normal" field AND by a value that might be contained in the multivalued field.

I already have the following working code in place to filter the table based on the "normal" Manufacturer field, but I'm stuck on adding in the multivalued Categories field.

Me.Filter = "[Manufacturer] = '" & Me.Field_Filter_Manufacturer & "'"
Me.FilterOn = True

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Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 1200 total points
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You must refer to the .Value property. For example:

Me.Filter = "[GroupField].Value In (1,2,3)"
Me.FilterOn = True

Or for a single value:

Me.Filter = "[GroupField].Value =1"
Me.FilterOn = True

If the values are Text:

Me.Filter = "[GroupField].Value ='1'"
Me.FilterOn = True
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by:Swapnil Nirmal
Swapnil Nirmal earned 800 total points
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Try this:

Me.Filter = "[Manufacturer].value = '" & Me.Field_Filter_Manufacturer & "'"
Me.FilterOn = True

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by:Patrick Matthews
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Not really an answer to your question, but my advice is to get all Taylor Swift and never ever ever use multi-valued fields.  Really.

:)
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by:CNeeper
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Awesome! Those were the examples I needed! Thanks a million!
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