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I want to use a form to drive a query in Access. Is it possible to have the user enter a < or > in a form to drive a greater than or less than query search?
Nov 6 '11 #1
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It is certainly possible to use a specialised search form where users can select the fields to search and do so in ways you define. To avoid problems with users inputting invalid operators I would suggest you simply make the operator selectable using a combo box, say.

To apply the user-defined search you would build a SQL search string in code. The operator can be included as part of the string, like this:

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  1. strSQL = "SELECT * FROM SomeTable WHERE [SomeTotal " & Me!cboOperator & " " & Me!txtSomeValue
You may find some useful tips about building such strings in ths insight article: Example filtering on a form.

Nov 7 '11 #2

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