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Delete Query Problem

Posted on 2008-06-16
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Hi,

I'm trying to create a query that would delete a record out of a table (NeedMethodsTable) if the record's specific fields (Invoice, Item) don't exist in a different query (InvoiceItems), and also if the record entered in is not more than 1 day old

This is what i have so far, but apparently the deletition of the record only works on the 1 day old part, but not the rest.

DELETE *
FROM NeedMethodTable
WHERE (Exists (SELECT [InvoiceItems].INVOICE, [InvoiceItems].ITEM  FROM  [InvoiceItems] WHERE (
      ((NeedMethodTable.Complete) Is Null Or (NeedMethodTable.Complete)<>-1)
AND
((NeedMethodTable.[Date/Time])>DateAdd("h",-24,Now()))
AND ([InvoiceItems]![INVOICE] <> [NeedMethodTable.INVOICE])
AND ([InvoiceItems]![ITEM] <> [NeedMethodTable.Part Number])
))<>False);
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by:Joe Overman
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Try this:

SELECT [needmethodstable]![Invoice] & [needmethodstable]![partnumber] AS [key], [needmethodstable]![date/time]>DateAdd("h",-24,Now())<>False AS Expr1
FROM needmethodstable
WHERE ((([needmethodstable]![Invoice] & [needmethodstable]![partnumber]) Not In (SELECT [invoiceitems]![invoice] & [invoiceitems]![item] AS [Key] FROM invoiceitems GROUP BY [invoiceitems]![invoice] & [invoiceitems]![item];) And [needmethodstable]![date/time]>DateAdd("h",-24,Now())<>False));
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by:Joe Overman
ID: 21795252
opps forgot the delete part:

DELETE needmethodstable.*, [needmethodstable]![Invoice] & [needmethodstable]![partnumber] AS [key], [needmethodstable]![date/time]>DateAdd("h",-24,Now())<>False AS Expr1
FROM needmethodstable
WHERE ((([needmethodstable]![Invoice] & [needmethodstable]![partnumber]) Not In (SELECT [invoiceitems]![invoice] & [invoiceitems]![item] AS [Key] FROM invoiceitems GROUP BY [invoiceitems]![invoice] & [invoiceitems]![item];) And [needmethodstable]![date/time]>DateAdd("h",-24,Now())<>False));
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Joe Overman earned 500 total points
ID: 21795268
Darn typos (forget a space)

DELETE needmethodstable.*, [needmethodstable]![Invoice] & [needmethodstable]![part number] AS [key], [needmethodstable]![date/time]>DateAdd("h",-24,Now())<>False AS Expr1
FROM needmethodstable
WHERE ((([needmethodstable]![Invoice] & [needmethodstable]![part number]) Not In (SELECT [invoiceitems]![invoice] & [invoiceitems]![item] AS [Key] FROM invoiceitems GROUP BY [invoiceitems]![invoice] & [invoiceitems]![item];) And [needmethodstable]![date/time]>DateAdd("h",-24,Now())<>False));
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by:repco
ID: 21795293
hi thank you for quick response but it gives me a syntax error
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by:Joe Overman
ID: 21795306
Check the field names I put in the query to make sure they match your database.
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by:repco
ID: 21795309
nevermind, had to put needmethodstable in brackets. it worked great! thanks!!!
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