Stumped with LIKE query

I have a MS Access database (from Office XP) to catalog my movies in.  Here's
my dilemma... I have Shrek 1 an 2.  From within Access, how can I query the
names so Shrek and Shrek 2 are both returned?  I either get one or nothing.
Here's what I have tried (among other things):

SELECT Table1.MovieName, Table1.MovieYear, Table1.Category, Table1.Rating,
Table1.Plot
FROM Table1
WHERE Table1.MovieName Like [Enter Movie Name];

That returns only "Shrek" and not "Shrek 2".
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SELECT Table1.MovieName, Table1.MovieYear, Table1.Category, Table1.Rating,
Table1.Plot
FROM Table1
WHERE Table1.MovieName Like "%[Enter Movie Name]%";

That returns nothing as it doesn't rpompt me for a partial title name.  Any
help?

Thank you very much.

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7/6/2007 7:21:17 PM
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SELECT Table1.MovieName, Table1.MovieYear, Table1.Category, Table1.Rating,
Table1.Plot
FROM Table1
WHERE Table1.MovieName Like '%' & [Enter Movie Name] & '%'

or

SELECT Table1.MovieName, Table1.MovieYear, Table1.Category, Table1.Rating,
Table1.Plot
FROM Table1
WHERE Table1.MovieName Like "*" & [Enter Movie Name] & "*"

The wild card characters vary depending on which version of SQL you are 
using.

-- 
John Spencer
Access MVP 2002-2005, 2007
Center for Health Program Development and Management
University of Maryland Baltimore County
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"sonicsix" <u35639@uwe> wrote in message news:74c7d052b0835@uwe...
>I have a MS Access database (from Office XP) to catalog my movies in. 
>Here's
> my dilemma... I have Shrek 1 an 2.  From within Access, how can I query 
> the
> names so Shrek and Shrek 2 are both returned?  I either get one or 
> nothing.
> Here's what I have tried (among other things):
>
> SELECT Table1.MovieName, Table1.MovieYear, Table1.Category, Table1.Rating,
> Table1.Plot
> FROM Table1
> WHERE Table1.MovieName Like [Enter Movie Name];
>
> That returns only "Shrek" and not "Shrek 2".
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> SELECT Table1.MovieName, Table1.MovieYear, Table1.Category, Table1.Rating,
> Table1.Plot
> FROM Table1
> WHERE Table1.MovieName Like "%[Enter Movie Name]%";
>
> That returns nothing as it doesn't rpompt me for a partial title name. 
> Any
> help?
>
> Thank you very much.
> 


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John
7/6/2007 7:29:53 PM
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