2 queries, 1 checks other for matching field and returns "yes"

Posted on 2013-02-04
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Last Modified: 2013-02-04
I have two access queries.

Query 1: List of peoples names plus a reference number.
Query 2: A list of reference numbers.

In query 1 i'd like to add another column that simply returns Yes and No.
Yes if the reference number matches any reference number in Query 2.
No if no match is found.

How do I do this?
Question by:antonioking
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ID: 38850952
Use an UPDATE statement
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mbizup earned 2000 total points
ID: 38850964
Try this:

SELECT q1.*,  IIF(q2.RefNumber IS NULL, "NO", "YES" ) AS RefInQuery2
FROM Query1 q1 LEFT JOIN Query2 q2 ON q1.RefNumber = q2.RefNumber

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Expert Comment

ID: 38850973
Your version of....

SELECT query1.*, IIf(IsNull([query2].[reference]),"No","Yes") AS Matched
FROM Query1 LEFT JOIN Query2
ON Query1.Reference = query2.Reference;
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Expert Comment

ID: 38850987
First things first you have to run the 2nd query to get all the reference numbers and put them in a dummy table or a temp table

THEN do an update statement on the data table that query 1 is running against

so lets say that query 1 returns data from table1
query 2 returns data from table 2

column(yes/no) =
(table1.id = table2.id)
column(yes/no) = NO
table1.id <> NULL

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38851266
Perfect, thanks!

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