Solved

Using SQL to sort data

Posted on 2008-06-09
5
231 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have an mdb file that has two feilds in a table.  Invoice Summary, and Invoice Date.  I would like to be able to sort through the data and return a series of tables to be used for another purpose.  I need to be able to have a table with monthly data, quarterly data, and complete fiscal data.  I also need the same tables with the same parameters, except with prior year data instead of current year.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  
0
Comment
Question by:rporter45
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:frankytee
ID: 21747533
do you want to create a new table or do you want to run queries on this table to identify the fiscal data periods?
0
 

Author Comment

by:rporter45
ID: 21747574
I want new tables.  My end result will be using these tables in Crystal Reports to summarize the data by the period specified and graph it.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:CMYScott
ID: 21747645
You should be able to create the queries right in Crystal Reports - whenever a user runs the report, they would be prompted for the dates you need for the various query conditions - then it would use its own data engine to query the database.

Unless I misunderstand what you want to do - this approach would be better - as it eliminates creating and then at some point deleting tables from your Access MDB - something which quickly leads to file growth - which even in the latest versions of Access increases your chances of data corruption.

Just my two cents :)

Good Luck
0
 

Author Comment

by:rporter45
ID: 21747716
My problem is that I don't really know how to take that data and then use it in the mixed graph I need to create from it....
0
 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
Mark Wills earned 500 total points
ID: 21760523
As long as the date columns are legitimate datetime constructs, the the graph can do the necessary summations etc , or, can even create formula fields within the report to be the periods you need. Best to stay with date constructs because it will sort / display properly.

0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

As technology users and professionals, we’re always learning. Our universal interest in advancing our knowledge of the trade is unmatched by most industries. It’s a curiosity that makes sense, given the climate of change. Within that, there lies a…
When it comes to protecting Oracle Database servers and systems, there are a ton of myths out there. Here are the most common.
Video by: Steve
Using examples as well as descriptions, step through each of the common simple join types, explaining differences in syntax, differences in expected outputs and showing how the queries run along with the actual outputs based upon a simple set of dem…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question