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query for two fileds a table multiple values

I am trying to write a query which will return records in a table that
The “expire” field has a value of all dates of 2014
The “ Compcode” field has values of  "220,12345,king,348,346"

I only know how to use the design grid, and listed in the grids as follows:

The first column shows the table, and a ck mark  so that all fields of the table will be in the result.
In the next column of the design grid, it shows the expire filed of this table, on the criteria line    >#12/31/2013# And <#1/1/2015#    this works just fine by itself.

Things start going whack o when I try to further filter the query by another field.
What should be in the next column of the design grid, which specifies the “compcode” field , should I be using the “critera “ line or the “ or” line ?
Should my values separated by commas, the words “or”, the words ”and”  

I am lost,  Any help appreciated
3 Solutions
Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
The SQL for something like that would be:

SELECT * FROM YourTAble WHERE DatePart("yyyy", [expire]) = 2014 AND CompCode IN ('220','12345','king','348','346')

To test this out, create a new Query but do NOT add any tables. Next, switch over to SQL View, and paste that SELECT statement above into the editor pane. Make sure you change "YourTAble" to the name of your table.

Now, switch back over to Design view, and Access should show you the way it would write that statement in the viewer.
Eric ShermanAccountant/DeveloperCommented:
The “ Compcode” field has values of  "220,12345,king,348,346"

In this case, are you trying to find an exact match to "220,12345,king,348,346"

or are you looking for "220" or "12345" or "king" or "348" or "346" ???

Please explain.

intelogentAuthor Commented:
i would like to return all records which have a compcode expiring in 2014.

the records are insurance policies. and the compcode are certain insurance companies.

so what i am returning is for all policies written last year with each of these companies.   i am guessing that is   " OR"
Eric ShermanAccountant/DeveloperCommented:
Ok, the suggestion Scott McDaniel posted should do the trick for you.  On the same criteria line but under the compcode field add the following:

IN ('220','12345','king','348','346')

Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<Absolutely no points wanted here>

if you waned this to always look at the "Last Year"
You could change the syntax to something like this:

...obviously, if you wanted the current year only, you could use something like this , ...and so on...

Again, ...no points wanted here, as your question was answered, ...as posted, ...by Scott.

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