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    ariansman is offline Advanced Beginner
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    How to prevent duplicate data

    I am putting the student names in a form. I want it to alert me that a name is duplicated. But thats not this simple. For example a name is “Jennifer Locus” but I type “jenifer” with one “n”. Can access guess that this might be the same person and suggest me to correct the spelling or enter it as a new person?




    Thank you

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    No, I fight this battle from users all the time. You cant guess what they mean.

    You could pull a fuzzy list of names
    select * from tNames [lastN] like txtLast & "*"

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