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How can I calculate rank of students in MS Access?

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How you define "rank" ?

if you need rank of the records compare with a value in a column, try use the "Order By" clause.

Example:

Select * from Student Order By ExamPoints DESC

This will returns the student list in descending order comparing the Exam Points, for example.

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Hi Gonaz,

Example of ranking Students by Score. Say if you want to get the Top 10 Students based on score or average score:

use the following SQL script:

SELECT TOP 10 STUDENT_NAME, STUDENT_SCORE
FROM STUDENT_GRADES
ORDER BY STUDENT_SCORE DESC;

or

SELECT TOP 10 STUDENT_NAME, Avg(STUDENT_SCORE) AS [AVE SCORE]
FROM STUDENT_GRADES
GROUP BY STUDENT_NAME
ORDER BY Avg(STUDENT_GRADES.STUDENT_SCORE) DESC;

Hope this helps,

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