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DMin refresher

I am trying to look up the oldest order a member made to update the member table but need a refresher.

Here's what I have:
t: DMin("DeliveryDate","tblTranslationContractHistory","[tblTranslationContractHistory]![ContactID] = [tblTranslationContractMembers]![ContactID] ")

The sql error is can't find the name tblTranslationContractMembers.ContactID

Any ideas to fix my a lib syntax?
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Shawn
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Shawn
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jerryb30Commented:
Can you give the full context of the query?
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jerryb30Commented:
winging it:

select [contactID],  DMin("DeliveryDate","tblTranslationContractHistory","[tblTranslationContractHistory]![ContactID] = ' " & a.[contactID] & "'") as t from [tblTranslationContractMembers] as a
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ShawnAuthor Commented:
note quite.

Here is a query which works but it is a groupby query qhich doesn't work to update. I need the equivalent with dmin.

SELECT tblTranslationContractMembers.DateStart, tblTranslationContractMembers.ContactID, Min(tblTranslationContractHistory.DeliveryDate) AS MinOfDeliveryDate
FROM tblTranslationContractHistory INNER JOIN tblTranslationContractMembers ON tblTranslationContractHistory.ContactID = tblTranslationContractMembers.ContactID
GROUP BY tblTranslationContractMembers.DateStart, tblTranslationContractMembers.ContactID;
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jerryb30Commented:
Just to save me some time, can you post a sample db with some dummy data?
And, maybe what you are trying to update.
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datAdrenalineCommented:
Give this a whirl ...

SELECT tblTranslationContractMembers.DateStart
      , tblTranslationContractMembers.ContactID
      , vtblFirstDeliveries.FirstDelivery
FROM tblTranslationContractMembers
     LEFT JOIN
       (SELECT ContactId, Min(DeliveryDate) As FirstDelivery
        FROM tblTranslationContractHistory
        GROUP BY ContactId) As vtblFirstDeliveries 
     ON tblTranslationContractMembers.ContactId = vtblFirstDeliveries.ContactId

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ShawnAuthor Commented:
wow  datAdrenaline, you knocked it out of the park. Nice.

I also got this to work but I like your query.

DMin("DeliveryDate";"tblTranslationContractHistory";"ContactID=" & [contactID])
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