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ADO Find Method


Recordset Object Reference Complete Recordset Object Reference

The Find method searches for a record in a Recordset that satisfies a specified criteria. If the search is successful, the record pointer will point to the first found record.

Note: A current row position (like MoveFirst) must be set before calling this method, otherwise an error will occur.

Syntax

objRecordset.Find(criteria,skiprows,direction,start)

Parameter Description
criteria Required. The column name, comparison operator, and value to use in the search.

Examples:

"Country='Norway'"
"Date>#7/22/97#"
"Country LIKE N*"

Note: This method does not support multi-column searches (AND or OR)

skiprows Optional. Specifies how many records beyond the current record to skip before beginning the search. Default is 0 
direction Optional. A SearchDirectionEnum value that specifies the search direction
start Optional. The starting position for the search


SearchDirectionEnum Values

Constant Value Description
adSearchBackward -1 Searches backward from the starting position. Stops at the beginning of the Recordset. If no match, the record pointer is placed at the beginning of the Recordset
adSearchForward 1 Searches forward from the starting position. Stops at the end of the Recordset. If no match, the record pointer is placed at the end of the Recordset


Recordset Object Reference Complete Recordset Object Reference

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