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query a table to display data jan thru dec

Hello,
have attached sample db with tbl1
Is there a way I can create query on tbl1 and display solution like this:

Item #    Item Desc    Total    January   February   March    April    May   June  etc..
01           Misc            2879     880        888           780       331
03           PC               2983     672        488          1188      635
05          etc....
thank you
EXA1.accdb
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I think the Cross-tab looks better...
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You need a Crosstab Query, which will give you a spreadsheet-like layout

1.Click on Create/Query Design
2.Close the Show Table window
3.Right click on Query1 and select SQL view
4.Copy this code

TRANSFORM Sum(tbl1.[Total #]) AS [SumOfTotal #]
SELECT tbl1.[Item #], tbl1.[Item Desc], Sum(tbl1.[Total #]) AS YTD
FROM tbl1
GROUP BY tbl1.[Item #], tbl1.[Item Desc]
PIVOT tbl1.Month;

5.Right click on Query1 and select Design
6.Save the query as qtabMonthlyTotals, or whatever suits you
7.Run the query

8.The columns will not display in calendar order, but you can move them when the results are displayed and they will stay in the order you set.
9.You may want to format the values in design view
Please evaluate capricorn1's post first.
He is much better at Crosstabs/SQL than I am...
...and his post will sort the Months properly...
(My post will have the months sorted by the name alphabetically...)
:-(
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thanks cap and boag for explanation- sorry to take time getting back