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Old January 28th, 2005, 03:41 PM
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Hello All,
I a currently designing a search tool in Access 2003 VBA and I am stuck with the following:
I have a form with various fields coming from a Query. I made a new form and used the previous one as subform. A the top of the form, in the header, I have a text box in which the user will type in the search string and instead of clicking a "Search" button, I would like the search to happen while typing. I applied the event 'on change' on the search text field but apparently it does not work. Could you help me on that one?
Thank You,

Old January 30th, 2005, 01:00 PM
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Hi Sven,


Private Sub txtSearch_Change()
    Dim strSQL As String

    strSQL = "SELECT * FROM tblCustomers "
    strSQL = strSQL & "WHERE [CompanyName] LIKE '" & txtSearch.Text & "*" & "'"

    With Me.fsubCustomers.Form
        .RecordSource = strSQL
    End With

End Sub

txtSearch is unbound. The code inserts a wildcard character into your search criteria, then resets the the subform's recordsource and requery's it.



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