Login / Register  search  syndication  about

          George Jensen's Blog

George Jensen on Reporting, Business Intelligence, Crystal Reports, Visual Analyzer, and more.

Working with the Like Function

The next topic in our write- up of the Functions that come with Business Objects Crystal Report is the Like function.  I use the "Like" function a lot in my record selection criteria.  Double parenthesis and the star character is the key to this function.

The basic syntax looks like this:

{Field} like ("*a*")

This will return any value in the field that contains an "a".

{Field} like ("a*")

This will return any value in the field that starts with an "a".

{Field} like ("*a")

This will return any value in the field that ends with an "a".

If there is character set that the middle character you can use a ? in the syntax.

{Field} like ("*s?n")

This will provide us all names that the third to the last characters contain the "s", the second to the last character contains anything, and the last character is an "n".

Simple but useful little function.

Remember our list of free SalesLogix Reports

 

What's This?
  
Bookmark and Share

About George Jensen

   George Jensen is a Senior Developer for Customer FX Corporation.


Related Content
   How to Disable the ComboBox Control in the Infor CRM (Saleslogix) Web Client
There's a problem with the ComboBox control in the Infor CRM (Saleslogix) Web Client. It won't di
Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Ryan Farley to Ryan Farley's Blog
 
   Problems running Crystal Reports in the Infor CRM (formerly Saleslogix) LAN client
We recently had a client that was using the Crystal RDC object in VBScript within the LAN client to run a
Posted on Jan 20, 2015 by Kris Halsrud to Kris Halsrud's Blog
 
   Infor CRM Summary Report
I had a user ask me what is the best way to figure out database statistics: 1. How many records are in
Posted on Jan 09, 2015 by Dale Richter to Infor CRM Questions & Answers
 
   Index of Posts for Starting with Infor CRM (Saleslogix) Development
The blogs on customerfx.com go all the way back to 2003. There's years and years worth of information
Posted on Dec 30, 2014 by Ryan Farley to Ryan Farley's Blog
 
   Preserving Custom Roles, Secured Actions, and Assignments in Infor CRM (formerly Saleslogix) Upgrades
When upgrading between levels of Infor CRM one of the tasks that is commonly needed is to run a batch/exe
Posted on Dec 16, 2014 by Kris Halsrud to Kris Halsrud's Blog
 
Comments

 

Anonymous said:

Thanks for this information. I'm converting a VB6 database with reports designed in CR 8.5 into VB.NET and CR.NET and the wildcard character has apparently changed from "%" to "*".

December 7, 2009 9:55 AM

Leave a Comment

(required)  
(optional)
(required)  
Add
All contents Copyright © 2015 Customer FX Corporation
Customer FX Corporation
2324 University Avenue West, Suite 115
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114
Tel: 800.728.5783

  Follow @CustomerFX on twitter
Follow the best news, tips, and articles
  Subscribe to Customer FX on youtube
Watch SalesLogix tutorial videos from Customer FX
Login / Register