Join not functioning in MS Access

The attached image shows a very basic setup for a query that for some reason is failing to make the join this query brings back nothing from the PDM_CDM_LISTING table when clearly there is at least one join which should be recognized. The tables are nothing special and all fields are TEXT.

I'm puzzled......

Thanks for your help.

when i say 'blank' in the image i mean no data from PDM_CDM_LISTING is showing


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markloessiAsked:
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
what happens if you choose option1?
does the query return any records?
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markloessiAuthor Commented:
The results are blank with Option 1
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
try this
* delete the query
* do a compact and repair
   tools > database utilities > compact and repair


now, create the query

post back the result
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dqmqCommented:
Can you see the problem in SQL mode?   If not, post it here.
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markloessiAuthor Commented:
OK, discovered something. Compact / Repair didn't work. But checking the tables I discovered that the CDM_ERROS values in the EPIC_interfaceTest_CDM_Failures table have a leading space (on the left).

So I tried 'CDM : TRIM([CDM_ERRORS])' but this didn't work, syntax? or just wrong tree :)

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
back up table first, run this update query,

update EPIC_interfaceTest_CDM_Failures
set [CDM_ERRORS]= Trim([CDM_ERRORS])

now test the query
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
if the above update query did not correct the field, try this one

update EPIC_interfaceTest_CDM_Failures
set [CDM_ERRORS]= Mid([CDM_ERRORS],2)

or better upload a copy of the db so we can see what the value of the leading character in field [CDM_ERRORS]
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markloessiAuthor Commented:
This worked. Thanks heaps!
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