Why wont this query give me any results?
WHERE author_name = "*Twain, Mark*";
After all, the text string
This query is a valid query but it's probably not doing what you expect. When searching on text fields there are two ways to search the text. One is an "exact match" and the other is a "pattern match". Using the "=" symbol tells Access to perform an exact match. Using ...
This solution shows how to do pattern matching in a MS Access SQL query. It explains the difference between an exact match and pattern match string comparison.