How can I use the contents of a text box as the WHERE clause in a SQL query? "SELECT * FROM Table WHERE Field = Text1.Text" doesn't work.
The SQL parser is expecting a string of the form:
SELECT * FROM Table WHERE Field = 'Value'
if 'Field' contains text data, or
. . .WHERE Field = Value
if 'Field' is numeric (note the lack of quotes around 'Value' in the latter example).
In order to use a variable (including the value of a control property) in a SQL query, you must insert its value, not its name, into the query string:
SQL = "SELECT * FROM Table WHERE " & _
"Field = '" & txtBox.Text & "'"