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Access Query, count records and total quantity field

Posted on 2011-09-21
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i asked this question Monday:

I have a Access table that lists the jobs that we have placed a bid on in the last year and the number of hours that we bid.  I need to count the number of jobs, count the number of jobs that we have been awarded (award date is filled in) and the total number of hours that we have bid on all the jobs.  How can i do this?

and got this response:   SELECT Count(tbltotalspas.[CPP #]) AS [CountOfCPP #], Sum(IIf([DATE CONTRACT AWARD] Is Null,0,1)) AS NoOfContractAwarded, Sum(tbltotalspas.[TOTAL HOURS BID]) AS [SumOfTOTAL HOURS BID], Sum(tbltotalspas.[TOTAL ACTUALS]) AS [SumOfTOTAL ACTUALS]
FROM tbltotalspas;
 but when i click on the "run" button i get this error message:  Data type mismatch in criteria expression.  

Can anyone tell me what to change?  i have tried a couple of things but so far i haven't been able to get it to work.

thanks
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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check your table  tbltotalspas and compare it with the table from this thread

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Q_27304035.html#a36525997

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by:barnescs
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i took and copied everything from that thread in case i had some punctuation or spacing errors and i still got the mismatch error.
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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upload the db your are working on.
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by:barnescs
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OK, here it is........... spares-proposal-data---Copy.accdb
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Can you post the explicit steps to see this issue?

I am not finding a "Run" button on any of your forms...
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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run this update query first

UPDATE tbltotalspas SET tbltotalspas.[TOTAL HOURS BID] = Null
WHERE (((IsNumeric([TOTAL HOURS BID]))=0));



then run Query1

SELECT Count(tbltotalspas.[CPP #]) AS [CountOfCPP #], Sum(IIf([DATE CONTRACT AWARD] Is Null,0,1)) AS NoOfContractAwarded, Sum(tbltotalspas.[TOTAL HOURS BID]) AS [SumOfTOTAL HOURS BID], Sum(tbltotalspas.[TOTAL ACTUALS]) AS [SumOfTOTAL ACTUALS]
FROM tbltotalspas





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by:barnescs
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your telling me that i have to convert the "total hours bid" column into a number field instead of a text field and then the query will work?  is that correct?
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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<your telling me that i have to convert the "total hours bid" column into a number field instead of a text field and then the query will work?>

Yes that is one way of preventing unwanted characters in the field.

right now, the field  "total hours bid" contains  "-" and zero length string
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