Building Search Criteria Notes

Building Search Criteria Notes

One of the first things I built in MS Access was a Search Form. Like most things, this started out as a simple Search Form and gradually got embellished. As I came to understand programming better and better, I added my new knowledge into the Search Form and I think here I have a Search Form, which is simple to use for the average user, and contains some excellent programming ideas and techniques which will be of interest to the expert programmer. My journey in creating the Search Form had a significant impact on my programming skills, the journey improve them immensely! That’s why I decided to turn it into a set of video instructions/lessons in the hope that other people would be able to benefit from my journey.

This is the SQL in a better format
					 SELECT tblMain.ClientID, tblMain.Surname, tblMain.Organization, tblMain.ProgramTitle, tblMain.City, tblMain.State, tblMain.Zip4, tblMain.Telephone
FROM tblMain
WHERE (((tblMain.Surname) Like "*" & [Forms]![frmJeffSearch]![txtSurname]) AND ((tblMain.Organization) Like "*" & [Forms]![frmJeffSearch]![txtOrganization] & "*") AND ((tblMain.ProgramTitle) Like "*" & [Forms]![frmJeffSearch]![txtProgramTitle] & "*") AND ((tblMain.City) Like "*" & [Forms]![frmJeffSearch]![txtCity] & "*") AND ((tblMain.State) Like "*" & [forms]![frmJeffSearch]![cboState]) AND ((tblMain.Zip4) Like [Forms]![frmJeffSearch]![txtZip4] & "*") AND ((tblMain.Telephone) Like "(" & [forms]![frmJeffSearch]![txtAreaCode] & "*"));	

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