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Using the max function in MS access query

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I have an access query that shows system number and coat.  If I have a system number of 1 and a coat of 1 and a system number of 1 and a coat of 2, how do I write that in my query to only show the system number 1 with the max coat target?  I can also have a system number 2 or 3 or 4 with multiple coats, and I only want to see the max of those also.
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select [system number], max([coat])
from tableX
group by [system number]
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That doesn't work.  I also have a field that is called die that should be displayed also along with a coat date.  The coat date is linked to the max coat, but I can't get that to work either.  I just want the query result to show the system number with the max coat and the die.  I could have rows with multiple records that have system number 1 and die 25 for example but have coat 1,2,3
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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sannunzi,
you just mentioned [system number] and coat.  now, you are adding another field.

what are the values in the field die?

select [system number], max([coat]),[die]
from tableX
group by [system number],[die]
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