Help with like statement in SQL string using VBA

I am trying to get a like statement to work in my code. Can anyone help with it? strCustomer is a string variable being passed.

If rs!strCustomer = like ('%'" & strCustomer & "'%') And rs!numDetail = (numDetail * -1) Then
smm6809Asked:
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PatHartmanCommented:
If you are using ACE or Jet ("Access") as the BE, then you need to use the Access wild card characters.  Use * rather than % as the generic string match.
smm6809Author Commented:
I am using Access, ado. I can change the wildcard, however, the syntax itself is incorrect.
Anthony BerenguelCommented:
try
If rs!strCustomer like "*" & strCustomer & "*" And rs!numDetail = (numDetail * -1) Then

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
you have to remove the "=" equal sign, and just use "like"


If rs!strCustomer  like '%'" & strCustomer & "'%' And rs!numDetail = (numDetail * -1) Then
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
sorry, it shouldbe

If rs!strCustomer Like "%" & strCustomer & "%" And rs!numDetail = (numDetail * -1) Then
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
oops, sorry Anthony, did not see your post
Nick67Commented:
With rs
     If !strCustomer like "*" & strCustomer & "*" And !numDetail = (numDetail * -1) Then
           'whatever you need
    Else
           'what happens when not true
    End if
End With

But what are strCustomer and numDetail?
Variables you have created?
Controls on a form or report?

And this is a curious construction
numDetail * -1

Can you provide more detail about what you are doing?
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
Personally, for this type of thing I prefer to use the Instr() function.
    If instr(strCustomer, rs!strCustomer) > 0 AND rs!numDetail = (numDetail * -1) Then
           'whatever you need
    Else
           'what happens when not true
    End if

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You might need to change the order of those parameters inside the instr() function.
smm6809Author Commented:
Thank you.
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