How do I select the last record of a group in MS Access

I have 2 tables.  The 1st is system and the second is actions.  The relationship is multiple records from the actions table for every record in the system table.  I want to run a query selecting all the data from the system table and only the last action from the action table.  I have a date field in the action table.  Is this possible? How can I do this?

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if you have unique identifier for action table then set the "total" to Max
Hi Marilyn, you don't say much about the structure of your tables, so I'm making the following assumptions:

You have 2 tables called tblSystems and tblActions.

tblSystems has a primary key called SystemID.

tblActions has a date field called ActionDate, and a SystemID field

Alter the field and table names in the following SQL statement to match your database.

SELECT A.*,  S.* FROM tblActions A, tblSystems S
WHERE A.ActionDate IN (SELECT Max(A2.ActionDate) FROM tblActions A2 WHERE A2.SystemID=A.SystemID)
AND A.SystemID=S.SystemID;

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