That begs the question why you're applying any filter at all. When you do Field LIKE "*", you force a table scan, which if you have a lot of records will be inefficient. You say you're building the SQL in VBA. Why include any predicate at all if the user specified no filter on the field? I assume at the moment you're testing for empty criteria and sticking in LIKE "*" when there is none. Don't do that.
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