Filter a form when typing in a text box

I'm trying to filer records being displayed in a form when the user types in a text box.  This what I have in the onchange event of the form but if I try to type "123" as an example, it replaces the "1" with a "2" when I type the "2".

I also want it to display ALL records that contain "123" in the street address.

    Me.Filter = "StreetAddress like '" & Me.txtFindStreetAddress.Text & "*'"
    Me.FilterOn = True
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
use the onchange your input and filter your data with LIKE
SteveL13Author Commented:
I don't understand.  I am using the onchange event but it isn't working as I stated.
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
OK, so you should be using the textbox OnChange event,

Where is the txtFindStreetAddress control located on your form (header)?  If not that is where it should be.

Private Sub  txtFindStreetAddress_Change

     Me.Filter = "StreetAddress like '*" & Me.txtFindStreetAddress.Text & "*'"
     Me.FilterOn = True 

End Sub

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But doing this in the ChangeEvent of a textbox can be very demanding on the database, as the form will be filtered after every key stroke and depending on the size of the dataset, this could be rather annoying.  Instead, I would use a button next to the textbox, and actually modify the SQL for the form when the button is clicked.  This way, the form isn't constantly trying to get refiltered.  Furthermore, it will limit the demand on the network, by only returning rows to the recordset which meet your entered text string.

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SteveL13Author Commented:
I went with a command button per you suggestion.  Thank you.
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