BuildCriteria Method Example

BuildCriteria Method – The BuildCriteria method returns a criteria string as it would appear in the criteria line in the query design grid. For example, you may want to set a form’s Filter or ServerFilter property based on varying criteria from the user. You can use the BuildCriteria method to construct the string expression argument for the Filter or ServerFilter property.

The BuildCriteria Method has the following structure:

strVar = BuildCriteria (fieldname, fieldtype, expression)

where:

fieldname is the name of the field in the record source of the form.

fieldtype is an integer constant for the data type of the field.
The field type can be any of the following constants:

  • dbDate

  • dbText

  • dbBoolean

  • dbInteger

expression is string containing the criteria.

Here’s an example:

Sub BuildCriteria_Click
Dim strCriteria As String

strCriteria = BuildCriteria (“OrderDate”, dbDate, “>1-1-95”)

End Sub

This example returns the following criteria string:

OrderDate>#1/1/95#

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