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    banker is offline Novice
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 64bit
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    Mar 2012

    Search box not working

    I am using Access 2010 and have downloaded a standard contacts database but I have found that the standard search function at the bottom of the form is not allowing me to find mobile phone numbers in my records. It allows me to search for the first 7 numbers and then stops. We have a large number of sequential mobile numbers allocated to people and the first 7 numbers are the same for a number of people however the last 3 numbers determine who has which phone. I need it to search for 10 numbers. I am in Australia and I am a novice user. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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    June7 is offline VIP
    Windows XP Access 2010 32bit
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    May 2011
    The Great Land
    You are using the intrinsic search control on the navigation bar at bottom of form? You say the search is limited to the first 7 characters of the phone number? I tested that on other strings and not limited to 7 characters.

    How is the phone number stored in table? Does it include punctuation such as parentheses and hyphens? Are you including those characters in the search?

    Want to provide db for analysis or the link to the template?
    How to attach file: To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    banker is offline Novice
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 64bit
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    Hi June7,

    I think I now know the problem thanks to your prompting below. There are spaces separating the sequence of numbers on the numbers tested. When I include the spaces the search works. All good and thanks for the prompt response.

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