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    OB7 is offline Novice
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    Query criteria w/ multiple text values--too many to type--can I refer to a text file?

    My table contains a Customer ID field. The Customer IDs are 6-digits and are stored as text. I would like to do a query which pulls records for 100 specific Customer IDs, and I currently have those IDs saved in a text file.

    However, in the Criteria field within Design View, I don't want to manually type in:

    <Customer ID1> OR <Customer ID2> OR <CustomerID3> OR.... <Customer ID100>



    Is there some way that I can simply refer to the text file which contains my list of Customer IDs in the following format:

    Customer ID1
    Customer ID2
    ...
    Customer ID100

    If not, can you recommend any other shortcut for entering multiple text values in the Criteria field of the Design View?

    Thank you!

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    ranman256 is online now VIP
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    No dont type them in the field,
    Build a select query by puttin the customers wanted in a 'Find' table. Link the find table to your main table on [Customer IDs].

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    OB7 is offline Novice
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranman256 View Post
    No dont type them in the field,
    Build a select query by puttin the customers wanted in a 'Find' table. Link the find table to your main table on [Customer IDs].
    Thank you, ranman 256! That'll do the trick!

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