#### using iif and like in control Source of report

Simple question! I have a table that has a single field called [name]. I want
my report to display true if a name matches "bill". For exam if the field
value is "bill Jan" or "Jan Bill" it would be true, "Jan Mark" would be
false. Something like this:

=IIf([Name] Like "&bill&","true","false")

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Use * as the wildcard, so:
=IIf([YourFieldNameHere] Like "*bill*", "Yep", "Nah")

There is a serious problem with the field named Name. Most things in Access
(including reports) have a Name property, so Access is likely to mistake
your example and use the Name of the report instead of the contents of the
field named Name. Rename the field to CustomerName or somthing.

Before you do that, turn Name AutoCorrect off. Otherwise Access remembers
and still tries to match the original field name. More info on why you want
this off:
http://allenbrowne.com/bug-03.html

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP.  Perth, Western Australia
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

"Prohock" <Prohock@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9E4CF9D8-D4EE-4ABE-8DB4-C44C5D157BCA@microsoft.com...
> Simple question! I have a table that has a single field called [name]. I
> want
> my report to display true if a name matches "bill". For exam if the field
> value is "bill Jan" or "Jan Bill" it would be true, "Jan Mark" would be
> false. Something like this:
>
> =IIf([Name] Like "&bill&","true","false")


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Allen
12/19/2009 11:10:34 AM

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