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This article applies to either a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) file or to a Microsoft Access database (.accdb) file, and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp) file.
This article shows you how to dynamically build criteria for a query string with values from a search form in Microsoft Office Access 2007, in Office Access 2003, and in Microsoft Access 2002.
Sometimes, you may want to create a form that serves as a search form. You want to be able to enter values on the form and dynamically build the appropriate SQL string. The following steps show you how to dynamically build a query string that uses the BuildCriteria method.
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For more information about the BuildCriteria method, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type buildcriteria method in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.