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Is it possible to conduct LIKE inner joins?

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I was wondering if it was possible to conduct a "Like" join between two tables based on two text fields; so that i can get wildcard style results? Example: Table 1 Field 1: Record 1 = "ABC 123 DEF" which i would join using some sort of Like wildcard function to Table 2 Field 1: Record 1 = "ABC" ??

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Oct 12 '07 #1
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Hi, there.

Yes this is possible. You may put to ON clause of table join almost any expression evaluating to boolean. The expression has to contain fields from both tables.

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  1. SELECT Table1.*, Table2.*
  2. FROM Table1 INNER JOIN Table2 ON (Table1.fld1 Like '*' & Table2.fld1 & '*') OR (Table2.fld1 Like '*' & Table1.fld1 & '*');
BTW VBA functions are allowed in join criteria too.

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  1. SELECT Table1.*, Table2.*
  2. FROM Table1 INNER JOIN Table2 ON Len(Table1.fld1)>Table2.fld2;
Oct 12 '07 #2

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