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ANSI SQL Compatibility.

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I was looking something up yesterday at home on my Access 2003 format database and I noticed that using a 'Like' phrase in my SQL was translated to 'Alike'??!?
Confused I looked it up in Help and found that it was to do with compatibility modes. The options were ANSI-88 & ANSI-92 (or some such numbers). The newer version was compatible with SQL server - Wildcard = % rather than * and _ instead of ?. I looked for a new option which would allow me to set my compatibility mode but found none. Can anyone throw any light on this matter?
I've assumed that new (2003) databases use the new format and previous ones the older. I'm just surprised that this would be foisted upon an unsuspecting public without warning.
Dec 1 '06 #1
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Check the Tables/Queries tab of the Tools/Options.
Down right you have the ANSI92 compatibility checkbox.

Dec 1 '06 #2

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Thanks for that Nico.
I looked but didn't see (before I mean - I see it now).
Dec 2 '06 #3

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