I need to know the correct SQL syntax for search for records from a database. This is what i have. I have a form with a textbox name firname and a submit button. I need to select the first_name, last_name of possible matches which was enter in the textbox. My SQL is unrecognizable to the server. My SQL is this....<BR> SELECT e.ID, e.Last_Name, e.First_Name FROM tblEmployee e WHERE First_Name LIKE " & firstname<BR><BR>This is the error message that i am getting.........<BR>Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error ' 80040e14' <BR><BR>[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access 97 Driver] Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression 'First_Name & alike'.