Need to combine duplicate values into one field

Posted on 2011-03-14
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Access 2003

vba routine needed:

I have a table with 2 fields:

I need a new table or query to show th results below:

fldParent -text
fldChild - text

fldParent      fldChild
D0001      2XKT1
D0001      2XKT2
D0001      2XKT6
D0001      2XKT5
D0001      2XKT4
D0001      2XKT3
D0002      2XKR7
D0002      2XKR8
D0002      2XKR6
D0002      2XKR5
D0002      2XKR4
D0002      2XKR9

I need it to look like this
fldParent                     fldChild
D0001            2XKT1 : 2XKT2 : 2XKT6 : 2XKT5 : 2XKT4 : 2XKT3
D0002            2XKR7 : 2XKR6 : 2XKR5 : 2XKR4 : 2XKR9


Question by:fordraiders
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 35133592
see the function ConcatThem and the query in this similar thread

download the sample db
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Accepted Solution

ErezMor earned 500 total points
ID: 35133630
Sub x1()
Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
Dim LastParent As String, strChildren As String

rs.Open "Select * From table1 Order By fldParent", CurrentProject.Connection, adOpenForwardOnly, adLockReadOnly
While Not rs.EOF
    If LastParent <> rs!fldParent Then
        If LastParent <> "" Then
            DoCmd.RunSQL "Insert Into Table2 (fldParent, frlChild) Values('" & LastParent & "','" & Left(strChildren, Len(strChildren) - 3) & "');"
        End If
        LastParent = rs!fldParent
        strChildren = rs!fldChild & " : "
        strChildren = strChildren & rs!fldChild & " : "
    End If
Set rs = Nothing
End Sub

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35134225
perfect Thanks !  erezmor

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