Microsoft Access - How do you search a table from a form with a checkbox on a multiple value field

Asked By Mike S on 04-Dec-12 10:39 AM
After a long hiatus from Access I am back trying to develop a proof of concept DB and have been racking my brain all morning. Here's my DB layout and what I need to do.

I have a column in a tabel which has multiple values separated by a comma (ie, a, b, c, d, e, f, g)

I have the need from the customer to be able to search that column from a form with a checkbox and they may only select b, d

How can I have the checkbox on the form, search the column in the table and only return b and d?

Pat Hartman replied to Mike S on 30-Dec-12 04:35 PM
If you've just started the database, it will be easier in the long run to change the schema and break it into two tables to eliminate the multi-value field.  Once you do that, standard SQL will work.