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Filtering Multiple Entries

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by nj12nets, Aug 2, 2006.

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  1. nj12nets

    nj12nets Thread Starter

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    I'm generating a report with 3 fields and i want to filter out any repetition in one field. I want each entry in that field to be unique in this report. Any ideas on a way to do this? a query possibly? Thanks.
     
  2. Yorkshire Guy

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    hi nj12nets,

    Try - Data/Filter/Advanced/Unique Records Only

    lol
    Hew
     
  3. nj12nets

    nj12nets Thread Starter

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    in access?
     
  4. Yorkshire Guy

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    No that was in EXCEL !!
     
  5. nj12nets

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    yea, sorry i forgot to specify, im working microsoft access
     
  6. coachdan32

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    Try an unmatched query or do a query on all records with the field you want unique records for first, go into the SQL view and add the word "DISTINCT" in front of that field.
     
  7. nj12nets

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    when i do that, even with the distinct there, when i add the other fields to the query it shows all the records not just the unique one.

    actually im wrong it just shows all entries that have something distinct. like it will be 2 of the same first field but the 2nd field will be different so it will show up both
     
  8. coachdan32

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    It sounds like it doing what it is suppose to. If there is something different in the other fields, it should be viewed as unique. I am not sure I am understanding your needs. Can you be more specific? Give me the SQL behind your query and tell me which field you only want unique values to show in.
     
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