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Posted on 2011-03-10
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I've got a Microsoft Query set up between a sql database and excel 2010 that I'm trying to filter out some information.  Attached is a copy of the report in its current state.  You'll see that the attached customer has two jobs in my system, all of which have multiple steps (Work Centers).  What I'd like to obtain is limiting the output of this script so that it only shows the first Work Center, which varies depending on the job.  Is this possible?  Attached is my SQL Code generated by Excel.  I tried using LIMIT 1 on the function at the end, but it tells me the code has errors when I apply it. "Job.Job" is the field that contains the job number, which is how I would like to limit it.  

Thank You for your help!

example.pdf
SELECT Job.Job, Job.Order_Date, Job.Customer, Job.Customer_PO, Job.Part_Number, Job.Customer_PO_LN, Job.Order_Quantity, Job.Status, Job.Sched_Start, Job.Sched_End, Job_Operation.Work_Center, Job_Operation.Status
FROM PRODUCTION.dbo.Job Job, PRODUCTION.dbo.Job_Operation Job_Operation
WHERE Job.Job = Job_Operation.Job AND ((Job.Status='Active') AND (Job_Operation.Status<>'C'))
ORDER BY Job.Customer

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Would the first work centre be the most recent one, if so, you could set your query to look for 'max' value on the relevant field and this will always pull in the first event.
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The first work center is the location that the job is currently at in production.  This is the line that I would like to keep.  I guess I don't understand exactly how to set a max value to limit the output, though.

Do you have an example?  Thank you!
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Difficult to give you an example right away as I am away from my pc, but try this. In your SQL, try wrapping the value 'max(your value)… Select max(value) from
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