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Microsoft KB Archive/105599

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Article ID: 105599

Article Last Modified on 10/15/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.0



This article was previously published under Q105599

SUMMARY

When you are trying to locate character strings using the Visual FoxPro Query Designer, or the FoxPro 2.x Relational Query By Example (RQBE) interface, the percent sign (%) is used to find character strings in character fields, and the dollar sign ($) is used to find character strings in memo fields.

Examples

To search for a character string in a character field, the lines in the selection criteria would resemble the following:

   Filename.fieldname        LIKE        %Stringtobefound%
                

To search for a string in a memo field, the lines in the selection criteria would resemble the following:

   ('Stringtobefound'$fieldname) = .t.
                

Alternative Method

This method brings up records that contain the search string in any field.

  1. Select "<expression...>" from the Field Name list box.
  2. In the Expression text box of the Expression Builder dialog box, use one of the following statements:

    'Stringtobefound'

    -or-

    <variable_name>



Additional query words: FoxDos VFoxWin FoxWin 2.50 2.50a 2.50b 2.60 2.60a wild card wildcard

Keywords: KB105599