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How to reduce duplication in Access 2003

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by cathing59, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. cathing59

    cathing59 Thread Starter

    Nov 30, 2011
    Hi. I have imported tables into Access that contain alot of information, from products to personnel, customers and inventory. If I try to query an individual product, for instance, my results indicate all of the times that the product was entered in each of the tables. Is there a unique ID I can use to reduce the duplication and only get each occurrence linked to one time? Does that make sense? Thank you.
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    What did you import the data from? If there are no primary keys or foreign keys for related tables you are going to have to figure out how to associate them. For example if you have a db based on cars you would have a make table for ford, chevy, etc. You would also have a model table and have entries like Escort for Ford and a relationship between the make and model table
    Make Table:

    Model Table:
    Make_PK Foreign Key from Make table
  3. OBP


    Mar 8, 2005
    As Rockn says the data should really be "Normalised" so that the data relates correctly.
    If you just want a quick list without duplication you can use the "Totals" and "Group By" function, however it only really works well with a single field, the more fields you add the more duplication is likely.
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