String search in VB6

String search in VB6

Post by surveyman4 » Sun, 29 May 2005 20:42:39

I would like to enable my users to search text using complex search
patterns that include quotes, parens, "and", and "or". I'm using VB6
(not VBScript). Is there a DLL or such out there that does this?


String search in VB6

Post by Gaga » Sun, 29 May 2005 20:46:41

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String search in VB6

Post by marks54200 » Mon, 30 May 2005 00:29:18

There are a number of utilities which will perform searches across many
files. There is one built into windows.

Otherwise you need to write some code to parse the search parameters
entered, search each item and get results and then combine the results
according to your and / or parameters.

String search in VB6

Post by Tony Proct » Tue, 31 May 2005 17:50:40

You don't say where this data is currently held Martin, e.g. files? SQL

If SQL tables then it's quite easy to take a "complex" search expression
from a user and convert it to an equivalent SQL search expression, i.e. let
the database do the work.

Tony Proctor