VBA - working with data videos | Excel VBA Part 58.6 - SQL for Excel Files - Text Criteria and the Like Operator

Posted by Andrew Gould on 23 May 2021

In this video you'll learn how to write criteria for text fields in SQL queries for Excel. You'll learn about the Like operator and the percentage and underscore wildcard characters. You'll see how to use a CharList to search for a range of characters in a string. You'll also learn how to use a variety of string functions such as Len, Left, Right, Mid, UCase, LCase InStr and StrComp to create more complex criteria, including making your string comparisons case-sensitive.

This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Text Criteria and the Like Operator.xlsm Excel workbook with macros The query code
Movies.xlsx Excel workbook The source data

Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.

Making a  video bigger

You can increase the size of your video to make it fill the screen like this:

View full screen

Play your video (the icons shown won't appear until you do), then click on the full screen icon which appears as shown at its bottom right-hand corner.

 

When you've finished viewing a video in full screen mode, just press the Esc key to return to normal view.

Improving the quality of a video

To improve the quality of a video, first click on the Settings icon:

Settings icon

Make sure you're playing your video so that the icons shown appear, then click on this gear icon at the bottom right-hand corner.

 

Choose to change the video quality:

Video quality

Click on Quality as shown to bring up the submenu.

 

The higher the number you choose, the better will be your video quality (but the slower the connection speed):

Connection speed

Don't choose the HD option unless you have a fast enough connection speed to support it!

 

Is your Wise Owl speaking too slowly (or too quickly)?  You can also use the Settings menu above to change your playback speed.

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