ADO Find Method


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

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