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Finding queries with certain criteria

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I need to locate all the queries in my .mdb that have a certain string in the criteria field. Is there some kind of search mechanism or 3rd party tool that can look through my queries for me and list the ones that contain the string?

Apr 17 '08 #1
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Hi, Dave.

This may be done quite easily with a simple VBA code iterating through CurrentDb.QueryDefs collection. In each iteration query's SQL string is obtained with QueryDef.SQL property and checked with InStr() function for criteria substring.

Apr 17 '08 #2

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For those interested, I found a neat little utility form for this. See available from

Single quote in query names cause the Find routine to silently stop prematurely, but otherwise this little form is a real gem! :-)
Apr 17 '08 #3

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