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I have this query that I'm building that keeps giving me the Expression too complex in query expression. Attached is the SQL code are there too many columns involved? Is there a way to get around this?

SELECT fld_JobID,ID, Sum(Nz([fld_DHBidPrep])+(Nz([fld_DHHeadBreakdown])+(Nz([fld_DHRebid])+(Nz([fld_DHWACADSetUP])+(Nz([fld_DHHBCADSetUp])+(Nz([fld_DHPrepWork])+(Nz([fld_DHRFIDetails])+(Nz([fld_DHApartmentHeadLayout])+(Nz([fld_DHAptPipeLayoutSchedule])+(Nz([fld_DHGarageHeadLayout])+(Nz([fld_DHGarPipeLayoutSchedule])+(Nz([fld_DHStandpipes])+(Nz([fld_DHRFIs])+(Nz([fld_DHCalcTime])+(Nz([fld_DHStocklisting])+(Nz([fld_DHSitePlan])+(Nz([fld_GeneralNotes])+(Nz([fld_DHSwayBrace])+(Nz([fld_DHInsertsCanoutsTags])+(Nz([fld_DHCleanUp])+(Nz([fld_DHPlanCheck])+(Nz([fld_DHTainingPeerReview])+(Nz([fld_ChangeOrder])+(Nz([fld_As-Builts]))))))))))))))))))))))))) AS DHDesignHoursTotalsByID
FROM tbl_DesignHours
GROUP BY fld_JobID;

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Question by:Bill Warren
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by:MNelson831
ID: 24142410
You left out half of the NZ() statements so the query thinks you are trying to do MANY nested if null then loops.

try this instead:

SELECT
      fld_JobID,
      ID,
      Sum(Nz([fld_DHBidPrep],0)+Nz([fld_DHHeadBreakdown],0)+Nz([fld_DHRebid],0)+Nz([fld_DHWACADSetUP],0)+Nz([fld_DHHBCADSetUp],0)+Nz([fld_DHPrepWork],0)+Nz([fld_DHRFIDetails],0)+Nz([fld_DHApartmentHeadLayout],0)+Nz([fld_DHAptPipeLayoutSchedule],0)+Nz([fld_DHGarageHeadLayout],0)+Nz([fld_DHGarPipeLayoutSchedule],0)+Nz([fld_DHStandpipes],0)+Nz([fld_DHRFIs],0)+Nz([fld_DHCalcTime],0)+Nz([fld_DHStocklisting],0)+Nz([fld_DHSitePlan],0)+Nz([fld_GeneralNotes],0)+Nz([fld_DHSwayBrace],0)+Nz([fld_DHInsertsCanoutsTags],0)+Nz([fld_DHCleanUp],0)+Nz([fld_DHPlanCheck],0)+Nz([fld_DHTainingPeerReview],0)+Nz([fld_ChangeOrder],0)+Nz([fld_As-Builts],0) AS DHDesignHoursTotalsByID
FROM tbl_DesignHours
GROUP BY fld_JobID;
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
ID: 24142437
try this


SELECT fld_JobID,ID, Sum(
Nz([fld_DHBidPrep])+
Nz([fld_DHHeadBreakdown])+
Nz([fld_DHRebid])+
Nz([fld_DHWACADSetUP])+
Nz([fld_DHHBCADSetUp])+
Nz([fld_DHPrepWork])+
Nz([fld_DHRFIDetails])+
Nz([fld_DHApartmentHeadLayout])+
Nz([fld_DHAptPipeLayoutSchedule])+
Nz([fld_DHGarageHeadLayout])+
Nz([fld_DHGarPipeLayoutSchedule])+
Nz([fld_DHStandpipes])+
Nz([fld_DHRFIs])+
Nz([fld_DHCalcTime])+
Nz([fld_DHStocklisting])+
Nz([fld_DHSitePlan])+
Nz([fld_GeneralNotes])+
Nz([fld_DHSwayBrace])+
Nz([fld_DHInsertsCanoutsTags])+
Nz([fld_DHCleanUp])+
Nz([fld_DHPlanCheck])+
Nz([fld_DHTainingPeerReview])+
Nz([fld_ChangeOrder])+
Nz([fld_As-Builts]))
 AS DHDesignHoursTotalsByID
FROM tbl_DesignHours
GROUP BY fld_JobID;

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by:Bill Warren
ID: 24142444
That is teling me Syntax Error (missing operator) in query expression
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by:GRayL
ID: 24142466
I think it should look like this:

SELECT fld_JobID,ID, Sum(
Nz([fld_DHBidPrep],0)+
Nz([fld_DHHeadBreakdown],0)+
Nz([fld_DHRebid],0)+
Nz([fld_DHWACADSetUP],0)+
Nz([fld_DHHBCADSetUp],0)+
Nz([fld_DHPrepWork],0)+
Nz(fld_DHRFIDetails],0)+
Nz([fld_DHApartmentHeadLayout],0)+
Nz([fld_DHAptPipeLayoutSchedule],0)+
Nz([fld_DHGarageHeadLayout],0)+
Nz([fld_DHGarPipeLayoutSchedule],0)+
Nz([fld_DHStandpipes],0)+
Nz([fld_DHRFIs],0)+
Nz([fld_DHCalcTime],0)+
Nz([fld_DHStocklisting],0)+
Nz([fld_DHSitePlan],0)+
Nz([fld_GeneralNotes],0)+
Nz([fld_DHSwayBrace],0)+
Nz([fld_DHInsertsCanoutsTags],0)+
Nz([fld_DHCleanUp],0)+
Nz([fld_DHPlanCheck],0)+
Nz([fld_DHTainingPeerReview],0)+
Nz([fld_ChangeOrder],0)+
Nz([fld_As-Builts],0)) AS DHDesignHoursTotalsByID
FROM tbl_DesignHours
GROUP BY fld_JobID;
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by:Bill Warren
ID: 31570151
Thanks it worked great
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by:MNelson831
ID: 24142557
My bad.  Brain fart between nz in Access and IsNull in SQL
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by:Bill Warren
ID: 24142571
Thanks anyway... still learning alot from the help from all.
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