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ACC: How to Create a Parameter Query on a Yes/No Field That Accepts Yes, No, and *

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SUMMARY
This article describes how to create a parameter query that uses a Yes/Nodata type field that accepts the values of Yes, No, and * (asterisk), where* returns all values in the field.
MORE INFORMATION
To create a parameter query that displays all records that contain Yes, No,or all values, follow the steps for your version of Microsoft Access. Steps1 through 3 are different; step 4 through 7 are the same for all versions.

In Microsoft Access 2.0
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  1. Open the sample database NWIND.MDB.
  2. In the Database window, click the Query tab, click New, and then click New Query.
  3. In the Add Table dialog box, select the Products table, click Add, and then click Close.
In Microsoft Access 95 and 97
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  1. Open the sample database Northwind.mdb. In the Database window, click the Queries tab, and then click New.
  2. In the New Query dialog box, click Design view and click OK.
  3. In the Show Table dialog box, select the Products table, click Add, and then click Close.
In Microsoft Access 2.0, 7.0, and 97
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  1. In the first column in the QBE grid, type the following:
             Field:    MyParam: IIf([Discontinued]=-1, "Yes","No")         Show:     True         Criteria: Like [Enter Yes, No or *]
  2. In the second column in the QBE grid, type the following:
             Field: Enter Yes, No or *: [Discontinued,*0/-1/*]         Show:  False
  3. On the Query menu, click Run.
  4. Note that you are prompted with the Enter Parameter Value box. You can enter Yes, No, or "*", where "*" returns all values.
REFERENCES
For more information about Yes/No fields, please see the followingarticles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

101076 ACC: Expressions to Count Yes, No, and Other Responses

94391 ACC: Cannot Use "y," "n," "t," or "f" in Yes/No Field

88671 ACC: How to Use the LIKE Operator in Parameter Queries
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Article ID: 174907 - Last Review: 01/20/2007 02:24:43 - Revision: 2.1

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