Access 97 SQL question- making a subquery in the FROM clause

Rather than having to make and save several queries as objects in the database menu, is there a way for me to make a subquery in the from clause (in SQL view) and be able to reference that information?  As of right now, It gives me an error - pointing to the word SELECT even though I have the subquery in parentheses.

TIA,
boody
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wordtoolConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Use "union" between queries.
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PsychoDazeyCommented:
I am not sure what you are trying to accomplish boody, can you clarify?  are you trying to change your query depending on different criteria?  if so, that is easily accomplished.
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boodyAuthor Commented:
Say I want to calculate my sales for a year.  I have my database broken down into years and months.  I need to calculate each part and it's sales for each month then I want to calculate it's yearly sales by adding up all the months.  Would I be able to make a subquery that calculates the monthly sales, use that as a reference in the from clause, and then make the query calculate the yearly sales for each part without having to save the first query as a separate query in the database?
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PsychoDazeyCommented:
Yes, there are several ways to do so.  If this is going to be printed on a report, you dont need the second query, just set up a running sum to add all the months.  Also, you can use the query builder to help you build a sql statement.  If you add the sales in 2x and sum by month then years it should work.  I will try to put a SQL statement together, give me a few minutes please.
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PsychoDazeyCommented:
Sorry, I havent had time to work with this.  Why dont you write  your SQL statements in VBA?  That would prevent you from having to save another query.  I can show you how to do that if you are interested.  VBA code also executes faster than regular queries.
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