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.

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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

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