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using LIKE in MS ACCESS queries

I was getting bizarre results the other day when using LIKE in an ACCESS query – it turns out then when creating a query in SQL view inside Access you need to use * as a wildcard, but from within ASP you use %.

for example:-

SELECT foo FROM Bar WHERE foo LIKE ‘*Bar*’ <– within Access

SELECT foo FROM Bar WHERE foo LIKE ‘%Bar%’ <– from within ASP

returns the same dataset.

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iam also getting the same error, do you have any final good solution for this, iam searching google for the solution found your page

amin b nagpure 2007-05-22 08:15:56

well what I have written above is the solution to the problem I was having – use * within Access and % within ASP

Rick 2007-05-22 08:34:19

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