?
Solved

Command Button to Open Form and Filter using Wildcard

Posted on 2013-12-11
3
Medium Priority
?
1,232 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-11
We have Office 2010.  In Access 2010 I have a form named "frmDocket".  On this form I have a Text Box named "txtInitials".  I also have a Command Button which opens the form "frmDktAtty".  On the form "frmDktAtty" I have a field named "RoutedTo".

When you click the Command Button on the form "frmDocket" it currently filters with the logic (txtInitials = RoutedTo).

Here is my code:
    DoCmd.OpenForm "frmDktAtty", acNormal, "", _
    "[RoutedTo]LIKE " & "'" & "*" & Me![txtInitials] & "*" & "'", , acNormal

What I really need is the following logic, but I cannot figure out how to alter my code (above) without getting an error.  I've tried so many variations so please don't ask me what I've already tried.

txtInitials = (Like "* [RoutedTo]*")

Can anyone assist me with this.

Thanks in advance!
0
Comment
Question by:Senniger1
[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
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
PatHartman earned 2000 total points
ID: 39711995
Are you really supplying only a partial string?  If you are supplying the actual initials then you should not be using like:

 DoCmd.OpenForm "frmDktAtty", acNormal, "", _
    "[RoutedTo] = '" & Me![txtInitials] & "'", , acNormal

If you use like, then

DoCmd.OpenForm "frmDktAtty", acNormal, "", _
    "[RoutedTo] Like  '*" & Me![txtInitials] & "*'", , acNormal
0
 

Author Comment

by:Senniger1
ID: 39712036
The "txtInitials" field contains the User's initials like LDM, for example.

The "RoutedTo" field contains entries like the following:
   JDP, AXT, LDM
   MEN, LDM, MCP, PCV
   PXT, JDP, JJK
   LDM, JJK

I'm tring to filter so that when LDM is in the "txtInitials" field, then only the records which contain LDM in the RoutedTo field appear.
.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Senniger1
ID: 39712259
I used the following and it worked.

DoCmd.OpenForm "frmDktAtty", acNormal, "", _
    "[RoutedTo] Like  '*" & [txtInitials] & "*'", , acNormal

I realized I had another filter on my form which was causing some of my attempts to fail.

Thanks so much!
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
What’s inside an Access Desktop Database. Will look at the basic interface, Navigation Pane (Database Container), Tables, Queries, Forms, Report, Macro’s, and VBA code.
With Microsoft Access, learn how to start a database in different ways and produce different start-up actions allowing you to use a single database to perform multiple tasks. Specify a start-up form through options: Specify an Autoexec macro: Us…
Suggested Courses

765 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