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Build an In Clause from a ListBox

' BuildInClause
' http://www.utteraccess.com/wiki/BuildInClause
' Code courtesy of UtterAccess Wiki
' Licensed under Creative Commons License
' http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
' You are free to use this code in any application,
' provided this notice is left unchanged.
' rev  date                          brief descripton
' 1.0  2015-10-23                    
'  build an In Clause from selected items in a List Box
'  ListBoxIn - a list box control
'  FieldName - Optional, Field Name for In Clause Values
'     Default is an empty string
'  IsString - Optional, True forces items to be treated as strings,
'     False, the default value, has the function determining whether _
'     strings are to be used
'  1. If FieldName is not an empty string, a complete In Clause term of the form
'     "[FieldName] In ( comma delimited list of selected items) "
'  2. If FieldName is an EMPTY string, a comma delmited list of selected items
'  3. An empty string if there are no selected items
'  Any item in list being non-numeric forces all items to be treated
'     as strings (i.e., quotes are place around all items)
'  Setting IsString to true forces items to be treated as strings, _
'     even if all are numeric
'  Most usage is expected to be
Public Function BuildInClause(ListBoxIn As ListBox, _
  Optional FieldName As String = "", _
  Optional IsString As Boolean = False) As String
  Dim str As String
  Dim v As Variant
  'item data could be strings containing commas, so temporary delimiter
  Const conItemDelimiter As String = "£¤"
  With ListBoxIn
     For Each v In .ItemsSelected
        'any item being a string means ALL are strings
        If Not IsNumeric(.ItemData(v)) Then IsString = True
        str = str & conItemDelimiter & .ItemData(v)
   str = Mid(str, Len(conItemDelimiter) + 1)
   If IsString Then
      'add quotes to items
      str = """" & Replace(str, conItemDelimiter, """,""") & """"
      'just replace item delmiter with ,
      str = Replace(str, conItemDelimiter, ",")
   End If
   End With
   If (Len(FieldName) > 0) And (Len(str) > 0) Then
      str = "[" & FieldName & "] In (" & str & ")"
   End If
  BuildInClause = str
End Function

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