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    IIF with wildcard in Report

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    I'm 100% confident there's a very simply solution to my problem. However, I'm always getting syntax errors when attempting to add a wildcard "*" (before and after) a string value.

    For example, in my Access report, I may have the following three names in the last name column:
    Smith
    Smithfield
    Henderson-Smith

    When using =Sum(IIf([All_LastName]="Smith",1,0)) in my control, obviously a value of 1 is returned. Instead I want to add wild cards so that the SUM value returns 3.

    I tried =Sum(IIf([All_LastName]=Like "*" & "Smith" & "*",1,0))... (as well as other variations) but apparently Access doesn't like the syntax.

    What's the proper syntax so that the SUM returns a value of three?

    Thank you,
    EEH

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    Don't use = sign in front of LIKE.

    =Sum(IIf([All_LastName] Like "*Smith*",1,0))
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    Ah... I knew it was something simple... thank you June7. That did the trick.

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    Tom,

    Wildcard examples here and often in the Similar Threads at the bottom of a thread.

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    orange -- thank you for the link to some wildcard examples... 'much appreciated.

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