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access 2003 query

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by pfilipski, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. pfilipski

    pfilipski Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I am a beginner to access 2003 and have setup a membership database in access.
    I assume that search and query are one in the same.
    If so I need to setup a query so I can search my membership database by LAST NAME to give me the members details or file.

    I want to be able to search by the first letter or first few letters of the members last name.

    Can you help me out? How do I setup this type of search?

    Paul
     
  2. OBP

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    Paul, Search and Query aren'y actually the same thing, but you can have a Search Query and it best when based on the Input from a Search Form.
    However to do something simple the way that you want using a "Lastname" you can use a Combo Box on the Data Input Form (assuming that you have one).
    When you use the Toolbox Wizard for creating Combos, do not select the default option number one, which is "I want the combo to look up records in a table or Query", instead choose the last option "Find a record on my Form based on the value I selected in my Combo" and then choose the lastname field and the First name field as well. You will see that as you type in the lastname the Combo jumps to the names with the letters appear.
     
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