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Use of MAX function in MS Access Query

Posted on 2010-11-18
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I have an MS Access table that contains two columns that looks something like :

Field A        Field B
Houses       1
Houses       2
Houses       3
Houses       4
Houses       5
Flats            1
Flats             2
Flats             3
Flats             4
Bungalows   1
Bungalows   2
Bungalows   3

I want to run a query that returns only the rows where the highest number in Field B relates to Houses, Flats, or Bungalows.  i.e. the query will return 3 rows which will contain Version 5, 4 and 3 respectively.  My real data contains an inconsistent number of versions for each category, and I just want the 'Max' (highest number) in each case and return a single row

How do I create my query please?  I would like this in Design View syntax not SQL please
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See the screenshot attached for the Design View.

Sincerely,
Ed
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Here's the SQL Statement:

SELECT Table4.FieldA, Max(Table4.FieldB) AS MaxOfFieldB1
FROM Table4
GROUP BY Table4.FieldA;

And see screenshot when you run Query 3.

Sincerely,
Ed
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by:MPWOOD
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yes, it was so simple in the end !  I am so rusty on Access, I should've known that!  Thanks for your quick help.
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