Make field background yellow if the field contains []

In a datasheet view form, how can I make a field background color yellow if the field contains []  (double brackets)
SteveL13Asked:
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SteveL13Author Commented:
So to further explain, if the field read "Some body [] did something"   -  The I want the field background to be yellow.  So anytime [] appears in the cell I want the background to be yellow.
Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
Here are instructions from Microsoft Support that describe conditional formatting in Access 2007.  Here is a similar set of instructions that relate to Access 2010, 2013 and 2016.  One of them may work for you.
SteveL13Author Commented:
This all seems to work with numbers.  But I am working with text.
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PatHartmanCommented:
Are you actually looking for the characters []?  Did you try the Like operator?
SteveL13Author Commented:
Yes. I'm looking for those two characters right next to each other. I don't know how to use Like in VBA coding.
SteveL13Author Commented:
Or in conditional formatting.
PatHartmanCommented:
Sorry, you need to use Instr()
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Garfield SamuelsProject ManagerCommented:
You can try to select the field in the report and select conditional formatting.

On the conditional formatting dialog, select new rule.
Change "Field value is" to "Expression is"
Enter : <Fiels name> Contains "[]" : in the formula box
Set the formatting you want and OK to close the dialog.

That should do it.
SteveL13Author Commented:
Garfield, you suggestion did not work.
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