Complex Query Question

DeutchBose

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I have raw data in the following format


FieldA, Field B, Date

X, 1, 12/10/04
X, 1, 12/11/04
x, 2, 11/1/04
x, 2, 11/5/04
y, 3, 11/1/04
y, 3, 11/5/04

The combination of Field A and Field B identify a unique 'account number'...I need to query out the account numbers with only the most recent dates...how would I go about doing this...this should be simple, but I can't seem to figure it out...
 

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Norie

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Can you not use a totals query with the date field as Max?

The SQL might look something like this:

SELECT [FieldA] & [FieldB] AS Fields, Max(Table1.Date) AS MaxOfDate
FROM Table1
GROUP BY [FieldA] & [FieldB];
 

Joe4

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Can you not use a totals query with the date field as Max?

The SQL might look something like this:

SELECT [FieldA] & [FieldB] AS Fields, Max(Table1.Date) AS MaxOfDate
FROM Table1
GROUP BY [FieldA] & [FieldB];
That's pretty much what my thread tells them how to do, only with the steps on how to do it through the Query builder instead of using SQL directly.
 
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