Search Query not searching appropriately

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adam
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Search Query not searching appropriately

Post by adam »

I'm using the following code to search text in the criteria. There are instances where I need to type part of the text and the code has to search the text. However its not doing the needful.

For example: if the user writes apple instead of red apple it does not search the word. but if the user writes red it searches the word.

Is there any way I could achieve this?

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    var = Me.txtSearch
    Set cnn = New ADODB.Connection

    If CheckBox2 = True Then
        strSQL = "SELECT [Code],[Cat] FROM Dummy WHERE [Code] = '" & var & "' OR [Cat] = '" & var & "'"
        
    Else
        strSQL = "SELECT [Code],[Cat] FROM Dummy WHERE [Code] LIKE '" & var & "%' OR [Cat] LIKE '" & var & "%'"
    End If
Best Regards,
Adam

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HansV
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Re: Search Query not searching appropriately

Post by HansV »

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    If CheckBox2 = True Then
        strSQL = "SELECT [Code],[Cat] FROM Dummy WHERE [Code] = '" & var & "' OR [Cat] = '" & var & "'"
        
    Else
        strSQL = "SELECT [Code],[Cat] FROM Dummy WHERE [Code] LIKE '%" & var & "%' OR [Cat] LIKE '%" & var & "%'"
    End If
Regards,
Hans

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adam
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Re: Search Query not searching appropriately

Post by adam »

Thanks a lot for the help Hans. It worked really well.
Best Regards,
Adam