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How do you do a "does not contain" query ?

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I hope this is simpler than I think.

I'm used to working with Paradox or Access and their query screens ( and some SQL statements ). The method for finding "does not contian" or "does not equal" in there programs is easy. generally you use <> or !=. How do you do it in FileMaker ?

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In find mode, enter the value you don't want the field to contain in the appropriate field. Then click the little "Omit" checkbox on the status bar on the left of the window.

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What if I want some items but not others ? Example:

I want all records that contain California as a state, SanBernardino as a County but do not contain Apple Valley.

Does not the omit box make the entire seach a " Does not contain " ?

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quote:

Originally posted by JohnW:

What if I want some items but not others ? Example:

I want all records that contain California as a state, SanBernardino as a County but do not contain Apple Valley.

Does not the omit box make the entire seach a " Does not contain " ?/B]

You can and should use multiple requests. One request is for California and San Bernardino, the other request is to omit Apple Valley.

This will find all records in San Bernardino, California, while ommitting all those in Apple Valley.

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