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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Filtering Table Data

Access enables you to apply a filter to specify the records that appear in Datasheet view of a table or a query result set. For example, if you want to view only those customers located in Germany, you use a filter to limit the displayed records to only those whose Country field contains the text Germany. Access gives you three different ways to apply filters to the data in a table:

  • Filter by selection is the fastest and simplest way to apply a filter. You establish the filter criteria by selecting all or part of the data in one of the table's fields; Access displays only records that match the selected sample. You can filter records based only on criteria in a single field of the table with a filter by selection.

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