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Access Search Seminar
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   9 years ago

This seminar will teach you just about everything there is to know about searching and sorting data in Microsoft Access. This seminar is for the intermediate to advanced Access developer. You will...

1. Learn how to perform basic find & replace, filter & sort operations
2. Create parameter queries to prompt users for input
3. Learn how to use form fields as parameters without prompts
4. Perform wildcard searches and learn how to deal with blank or NULL data
5. Search for records using a combo box on a form
6. Understand the difference between embedded macros and VBA code
7. Design a single-field search button to quickly find data in a selected field
8. Learn how to apply filters using VBA commands
9. Design search forms using custom SQL commands and VBA
10. Manipulate your form search results and modify the sort order of records
11. Create a simple search form designed for novice users with hidden advanced options
12. Build a recent customer list to quickly open those clients you work with often
13. Search for data in multiple tables using one quick search form
14. Search for products using ranged criteria (between dates, dollar amounts, etc.)
15. Quickly view summary information on returned result sets (count, max, min, etc.)
16. Design a natural language search that can decide what type of search you want
17. Create a search-as-you-type form that updates results with each keystroke

You can download a free sample database, watch free lessons, and learn more about this seminar here: Microsoft Access Search Seminar

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Emad Al-Baghli 
24 days ago
Hi, I have combo box a lot of Names and I want to put text box next to it that if I type any letter in the text box it will filter this combo box to make it faster to pick

kindly, can you change my name to "EMD" I do not want my full name show up :) in forums and conversations public plz
Adam Schwanz
24 days ago
What you need to do is make an after update event in your text box to set the row source of your combo box. Then use the WHERE to filter based on your text box. Something like

ComboName = "SELECT ID From TableT WHERE ID Like """ & TextBoxName & "*"""
Adam Schwanz
24 days ago
Forgot to add ComboName.RowSource not just ComboName
Ray White
23 days ago
In the Combo Box just use the search as you type code.
That way the Combo Box will not start loading any records until you start typing
Richard shows how to do that somewhere in here.
Emad Al-Baghli
23 days ago
Kindly can you show me how to do combobox as you type by MACRO and VBA
I will be appreciative
Adam Schwanz
23 days ago
The search as you type is almost identical to what I just told you as long as it's only one field you're sorting by.

This has the search as you type lessons =

No idea how you'd do it with a macro and I don't even want to try LOL. VBA much easier.
Emad Al-Baghli
23 days ago
I am enrolled to Access Search Seminars, what is the lesson number?
Because my VBA at my work is blocked for security reasons, that is why if you kindly give it a try by MACRO I will be appreciated
Adam Schwanz
23 days ago
I think it's lesson 33. Search as you Type. You can try to mimic that into a macro or maybe Rick knows a way but I don't know very much about macros. I ditched them the instant I learned VBA.
Emad Al-Baghli
21 days ago
I did it!
I have text box next to combobox and I go to the combobox query design I put the path that linked to textbox, and if I write something in text box it will filter the combobox,
but the problem is if I hit new record any thing I type still remain in text box how can I say to Access clear textbox after hit add new record or go to next record?
Kevin Robertson
20 days ago
Clear the textbox in the OnCurrent event

TextBoxName = ""
Emad Al-Baghli
20 days ago
OnCurrent event on the form or in control?
Kevin Robertson
20 days ago
OnCurrent is a form event
Emad Al-Baghli
20 days ago
I go to the Form,OnCurrent Event, Macro, and I chose SetProperty, Control Name, Property Value, Value=""
I put it in Expression Builder same issue =[Searcا1]=""
I could not use VBA becuse it is blocked at work, I can use only Macro,Expression builder, and Query
but it does not work, also in Same form I have more that one control with same job for filtering
Kindly can you explain it more to me
Kevin Robertson
20 days ago
In the Macro Builder:

- Click in the Show All Actions button on the ribbon
- Choose SetValue

Item = TextboxName
Expression = ""
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