I get the result I want in a Datagrid by using Recordset Sql:

Select * from MYQUERY Where (name Like 'WHATEVER*')

I change the name by retyping the whole line, substituting the new name,

typed into a long textBox named txt.Select, like this

Private Sub cmdSelect_Click()

Data1.RecordSource = txtSelect.Text
Data1.Refresh

End Sub

When try to use Select * From MYQuery Where ('name Like ' *')
and leave it in the TextBox, putting the next name in the space, nothing happens.

I want to put the names only in the textbox without retyping the whole line of sql to bring up the fields in my query.

Any offers of a few lines of helpful code would be much appreciated.

Bogeybrown

Hi,

Just type the name in TextBox.
and alter the code like this :

Dim TStr as String
TStr = "Select * from MYQUERY Where name Like '*" _
& txtSelect.Text & "*'"
Data1.RecordSource = TStr
Data1.Refresh

Regards
Veena

Hi,

Just type the name in TextBox.
and alter the code like this :

Dim TStr as String
TStr = "Select * from MYQUERY Where name Like '*" _
& txtSelect.Text & "*'"
Data1.RecordSource = TStr
Data1.Refresh

Regards
Veena

Veena,
Many thanks.
With the addition of a pair of brackets, one before name and the second before the last pair of quote marks, it worked like a charm.

Yours,

Bogeybrown.