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    Delete Table Row if field/column text contains substring

    I am new to Access and I am stuck.
    I want to iterate through an entire table deleting all rows in which a Column text contains the substring "LLC".
    I have been trying to use INSTR() but I can not figure out how to make it work with something like:


    strSQL = "Delete * From [TABLENAME] WHERE [COLUMNNAME] ...contains the substring...
    DoCmd.RunSQL strSQL

    Thank you for your kind assistance.

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    Is the "LLC" at the start of the field, at the end, or somewhere in the middle?

    Always prudent to do a read/Select to identify the records you plan to delete --rather than messing things up and deleting the wrong records.

    create a SELECT query in SQL view; paste this code into the window
    Code:
    SELECT * FROM [TABLENAME] WHERE [COLUMNNAME] like "*" & "LLC" & "*"

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    Thank you!

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    You are welcome. Good luck with your project.

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