Cross Tab Query with no values

Posted on 2011-03-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a table with 3 columns:

Name (type: Text)
Item Name (type: Text)
Due Date (type: Date)

How can I have a crosstab type query that has "Name" as the first column, "Due Date" as columns across the top, and "Item Name" triangulated at the intersection of "Name" and "Due Date".  I could not get this to work partially because there are no data fields.
Question by:legendtoo
  • 4
  • 3
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 35175623
Please post a sample of your table data.
Also post an example of the exact output you are expecting.

I am sure an Expert will be along shortly to help.


LVL 44

Accepted Solution

GRayL earned 250 total points
ID: 35176109
TRANSFORM First([Item Name])
FROM myTable
PIVOT [Due Date];
LVL 44

Expert Comment

ID: 35176115
I wonder why you did not think it necessary to include the table name ;-)  Of course you will substitute your actual table name for myTable.

Author Comment

ID: 35193635
Sorry....Table name is "Projects"

Name (type: Text)
Item Name (type: Text)
Due Date (type: Date)

Name   |      Item Name     |      Due Date
John          Project 1                9/1/11
Dave          Project 2               9/2/11
Sam           Project 3                9/5/11
John          Project 4                9/4/11


Name         |          9/1         |          9/2        |           9/3         |          9/4          |           9/5          |
John                 Project 1                                                           Project 4                
Dave                                        Project 2
Sam                                                                                                                      Project 3
How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline


Author Comment

ID: 35194611
Thanks GRayL !!!!  It works !!!

Now, can I Transform more than one field?  Would I replace "First" with "Second" ?  I tried it as an experiment but it failed so there must be another method to Transform more than one field.

Thanks Again!!!!
LVL 44

Expert Comment

ID: 35199353
This looks like a different question.  I don't know what you mean by - can I Transform more than one field? -  If you decide to post a new question, be sure to include an example of what you have - transformed into what you want to see.   Post a link to the new question back here.

Author Comment

ID: 35199933
Thanks....I posted a new question.
LVL 44

Expert Comment

ID: 35200248
Can you copy the address of the new question and paste it a comment back here.  I don't see it yet.

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction The Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) language is at the heart of every application that you write. It is your key to taking Access beyond the world of wizards into a world where anything is possible. This article introduces you to…
In a multiple monitor setup, if you don't want to use AutoCenter to position your popup forms, you have a problem: where will they appear?  Sometimes you may have an additional problem: where the devil did they go?  If you last had a popup form open…
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server views from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Access…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now