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    Search field is not working correctly

    I'm try to setup a very basic part look up at work. I have a field on a form that has part numbers called "National_Stock_Number" That I want to search through. When I set it all up and run the search I get this:




    run time error '3070' The Microsoft Access database engine does not recognize HMCP100R3C as a valid field name or expression.

    If I change the search to use the ID number to find things it works fine.

    Here is the coding for it all.

    Private Sub Search_Click()
    If IsNull(Text42) = False Then
    Me.Recordset.FindFirst "[National_Stock_Number]=" & Text42
    Me!Text42 = Null
    If Me.Recordset.NoMatch Then
    MsgBox "Error please try again.", vbOKOnly + vbInformation, "Error."
    Me!Text42 = Null
    End If
    End If
    End Sub

    Any Ideas would be great. Or if someome could point me in the right direction for a super easy tutorial on it, that would also be helpful.

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    You are searching for text so you need to surround the search value with quotes:
    Me.Recordset.FindFirst "[National_Stock_Number]='" & Me.Text42 & "'"

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    jakeao is offline Novice
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you

    I was ripping my hair out lastnight trying to figure it out. I guess that's waht I get for coding when I'm falling a sleep. Thanks again from a very grateful newb.

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    You're welcome. Do you know that you have Me!Text42 = Null in there twice?

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    jakeao is offline Novice
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    Thanks I didn't even notince that. One more quesiton. How do I get it to ignore special characters. Lets say a person puts in a space, or a dash when they don't need one. How do I get it to only react to letters and numbers?

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    You would need to edit the input as it is entered in the KeyDown or KeyPress event.

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    I'm sorry but I'm very new to this VB stuff. What exactly do the KeyDown, and KeyPress events do? Let me try to clarify what I'm looking for.

    Lets say I have a part number that is "ASR134-7R" and a person types in
    "ASR134 7R" because they cant read the little dash on the part. I want the search to ignore any special charaters or spaces that get typed in, and only search using the alpha numeric information in the part number. I'm also trying to figure out a way to search for like items. I have a "keyword" field for things like conduit. That way I could look up every part for 1/2 inch conduit. I hope that this makes sense. Thanks again for all the help.

    On a related note, I figured out how to get me search box to search multiple fields all on my own!!!!

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    What you are asking requires modifying what the user keys in *and* modifying what you see in the field so you can get a match. I'm not sure you want to go there.

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    Yeah, I tried some things, and talked to some people. It does'nt seem to be much of an issue, so i'll skip it. Thanks again for the help.

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    Good. Feel free to start a new thread any time you have an issue that you would like help with.

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