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dlookup using length of a criteria string

I have a table tCl..... this table contains products each product is available in differnt pack quantities.

Ex:

AC Blue 12pk
AC Blue 24PK
AC Blue Lrg 6PK
AC Blue Lrg 12PK

with some entries the pack info is removed for some orders.  I have logic to remove that part not problem.

The issue is that when I need to go back and find the nearest match missing the pack info.


Currently using a Dlookup which is working fine 95% of the time with:
Nz(DLookup("CL", "TCl", "CL Like '" & Me.ODBrand & "*'"), "")

So if a user has a previous order like AC Blue I would like to return AC Blue in any pack.... However sometimes a scenario comes up where its not pulling up what I would expect.  Ex:  AC Blue pulls up AC Blue Lrg 6PK

I know its becuase of the like but I can't user = since I don't have the pack info.

I was trying to implement a check if found based on using something like a dlookup with with left based on the length of ME.ODBrand.  I dont't know if this is possible or the best method.

Question can Dlookup work with a left like:
Nz(DLookup("CL", left("TCl",len(ME.ODBrand), "CL = '" & Me.ODBrand & "'"), "")?

Perhaps a better solution?
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thandel
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thandel
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hnasrCommented:
DLookup returns first value depending on sort order of values.

To list all matching use a query.

All depends on how you implement the solution.
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