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    fishhead is offline Advanced Beginner
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    "contains" search

    I"m creating an openform macro where the form will open to specific records containing all or part of the string the user provides



    where condition = [Customer Ref #] like Forms![fFindShpt]! *[Combo26] *

    Customer Ref # = the field the form is filtered by
    combo26 = all or part of the string the user provides.

    there is something wrong with my where condition but i don't know what it is.
    Can anyone suggest a better where condition expression?

    thanks

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    More like:

    [Customer Ref #] like "*" & Forms![fFindShpt]![Combo26] & "*"

    Not sure about macro syntax since I don't use them. In VBA it would look like:

    http://www.baldyweb.com/wherecondition.htm
    Paul (wino moderator)
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    fishhead is offline Advanced Beginner
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    works perfectly! thanks Paul

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    Happy to help!
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