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Thank you for your code suggestion, and I deleted the access2base tag that was in error.

When I entered that code into my query criteria SQL the double “%” acted like 2 wildcards. So, entering 17 at the prompt, returned 0017, 0117, xx17….. and all of the 17xx rows from my table. In effect, it seems to be equivalent to %17%.

Removing the '%' || from the beginning of the LIKE statement seems to fix this issue. Entering 17 now returns all records with 17xx rows.


Can you explain the function of || which I do not understand?