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syntax in dynamic sql access query in vba

Posted on 2014-10-06
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I am building up the having clause with:

 Do Until .EOF
                                    
                                  If start = True Then
                                    FilterWord = " like (*" & .Fields("FilterWord").Value & "*)"
                                    start = False
                                  Else
                                        FilterWord = FilterWord & " AND like (*" & .Fields("FilterWord").Value & "*)"
                                        
                                  End If
                                          
                                .MoveNext
                              Loop

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which produces this:
HAVING (((TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal) Like ("*bus*") And (TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal) Like ("*med*") And (TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal) Like ("*prof*")));

it wont run the query, how do I create the syntax like this:

HAVING (((TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal)  like (*bus*) AND like (*med*) AND like (*prof*)));

which was taken from a handmade query in the grid that does work
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Question by:PeterBaileyUk
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by:James Elliott
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Can you post the whole routine please.
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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 Dim SelectFinal As String
                  Dim FromFinal As String
                  Dim GroupFinal As String
                  Dim HavingFinal As String
                     Dim QryFinal As String
                    
      
                    SelectFinal = "INSERT INTO TblReverseFiltTemp ( StrOriginal ) SELECT TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal"
                    FromFinal = " FROM TblReverseFilter"
                    GroupFinal = " GROUP BY TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal, TblReverseFilter.LngScore"
                    HavingFinal = " HAVING (((TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal) " & FilterWord & " ));"
                    
                    
          


                    

                        QryFinal = SelectFinal & FromFinal & GroupFinal & HavingFinal
                        Debug.Print "QryFinal: " & QryFinal
                    DoCmd.RunSQL QryFinal

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as requested

I didnt post as its the having causing the problem
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PatHartman earned 500 total points
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HAVING (((TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal)  like (*bus*) AND like (*med*) AND like (*prof*)));
Is invalid syntax.  In a compound condition, you MUST repeat the A operand.  Then there's the problem of the relational operator.  AND requires ALL conditions to be true and OR requires ANY to be true.  Given that you are using the same A operand, it CANNOT be three values at once so the condition will always return false.  And the final error (that I see) is, the B operand should not be enclosed in parentheses although that might not cause a syntax error.

HAVING TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal   like *bus* OR TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal like *med* OR TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal like *prof*


Also, it is more efficient to use WHERE than HAVING to reduce the number of rows that need to be aggregated.  WHERE is applied before aggregation and HAVING is applied after aggregation.  Therefore HAVING is used against columns that have been aggregated such as when you are looking for a sum or avg > some value.
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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The syntax was created by access I merely took the sql from the query and wanted to make it dynamic i selected group by as the query would otherwise have created duplicates.


SELECT TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal
FROM TblReverseFilter
GROUP BY TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal, TblReverseFilter.LngScore
HAVING (((TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal) Like ("*bus*") And (TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal) Like ("*med*") And (TblReverseFilter.StrOriginal) Like ("*prof*")));

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by:PeterBaileyUk
ID: 40364078
I see finally what you meant code is now corrected and working.
thank you
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