crystal reports text input from user

Can I setup a way for the user to type in text and it looks at a field, if their text is found then it outputs any instance of that text.

For instance:  They type in tops and it looks at porOrder.stockcode and returns

Stops
55 tops
tops 34
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mlmccCommented:
Yes.  You can setup a report filter based on a parameter.

Create a parameter
  Name - StockCode
   Data type - string
   Static

In the record selection
  Click REPORT --> SELECTION FORMULAS --> RECORDS
"*" & {?StockCode} & "*" LIKE {porOrder.stockcode}

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James0628Commented:
I think you got the test backwards.

{porOrder.stockcode} LIKE "*" & {?StockCode} & "*"


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James0628Commented:
FWIW, if your db is case sensitive and you need the test to ignore the case, like you want "tops" to match things like "STOPS" and "55 Tops", you could change the test to something like:

UpperCase ({porOrder.stockcode}) LIKE "*" & UpperCase ({?StockCode}) & "*"


 James
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