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Possible to consolidate 48 small queries into one or at least fewer queries?

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I have a main table that has 6 fields of different status. i.e. msiii, msiv, intern, 2year,3year,4year.
I  have a table that has 8 fields, each with a possible number of 1 to 8 for ranking a class.  I need to sum the numbers for each ranking based on each status. Like...
msiii - 3 number 1's       msiii- 2 number 2's     msiii - 5 number 3's     etc.
intern - 2 number 2's    intern  12 number 4's    etc.

I would then calculate percentages based on total of each number entered and chart the result.

Is there a way to query the first part in a single query?  I currently can pull sums for each number based on each status in individual queries but that would require 8 queries each for all 6 status categories or 48 queries. My current query looks like this for each number...

SELECT Sum([problemconference]=1) AS probcon, Sum([morningreport]=1) AS mornrpt, Sum([weeklyattending]=1) AS weekattend, Sum([attendinglectures]=1) AS attendlect, Sum([grandrounds]=1) AS grndrnds, Sum([pedsstudy]=1) AS pedsstdy, Sum([amattendingrounds]=1) AS attendrnds, Sum([morbidity]=1) AS morbid
FROM tblRanking;

This by the way returns the correct sum for each status category but it is in the form of a negative number with a minus sign in front.  Why is that?


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