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Old April 20th, 2010, 03:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
hotplate
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I have a combo box with all the employee names. A name is selected
and a filter is applied to the form as follows:

DoCmd.ApplyFilter , "[employeename]='" & Me.Employee & "'"

The problem I am having are that 2 of the employees have a ' in their
name, like O'Conner.

This causes an error. Is there any way I can handle this?
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Old April 20th, 2010, 04:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
Dirk Goldgar
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"hotplate" wrote in message
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I have a combo box with all the employee names. A name is selected
and a filter is applied to the form as follows:

DoCmd.ApplyFilter , "[employeename]='" & Me.Employee & "'"

The problem I am having are that 2 of the employees have a ' in their
name, like O'Conner.

This causes an error. Is there any way I can handle this?



Assuming no employee will have a double-quote (") in his name, you can write
it like this:

DoCmd.ApplyFilter , "[employeename]=""" & Me.Employee & """"

Note: before the ampersand on the left of Me.Employee, you have three "
characters in a row, and after the ampersand on the right, you have four "
characters in a row. That could also be written, somewhat easier to read,
using the Chr() function to get the double-quote character into the string:

DoCmd.ApplyFilter , _
"[employeename]=" & Chr(34) & Me.Employee & Chr(34)

Take your pick.

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Dirk Goldgar, MS Access MVP
Access tips: www.datagnostics.com/tips.html

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Old April 20th, 2010, 04:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
hotplate
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That worked! Thanks


On Apr 20, 11:09*am, "Dirk Goldgar"
wrote:
"hotplate" wrote in message

...

I have a combo box with all the employee names. *A name is selected
and a filter is applied to the form as follows:


DoCmd.ApplyFilter , "[employeename]='" & Me.Employee & "'"


The problem I am having are that 2 of the employees have a ' in their
name, like O'Conner.


This causes an error. *Is there any way I can handle this?


Assuming no employee will have a double-quote (") in his name, you can write
it like this:

* * DoCmd.ApplyFilter , "[employeename]=""" & Me.Employee & """"

Note: *before the ampersand on the left of Me.Employee, you have three "
characters in a row, and after the ampersand on the right, you have four "
characters in a row. *That could also be written, somewhat easier to read,
using the Chr() function to get the double-quote character into the string:

* * DoCmd.ApplyFilter , _
* * * * "[employeename]=" & Chr(34) & Me.Employee & Chr(34)

Take your pick.

--
Dirk Goldgar, MS Access MVP
Access tips:www.datagnostics.com/tips.html

(please reply to the newsgroup)


 




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