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Update query involving 2 tables

Posted on 2013-05-20
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access 2013

I have database:
2 tables

tbl_Slang
3 fields
id-autonumber
fldSlang -text
fldDescriptor - text

tbl_Data
3 fields
id-autonumber
fldDescriptor
fldTerm

fldDescriptor is the common field between the two tables




What I need:
I need a vba routine that will update a field in tbl_Data(fldTerm)
with the data from the field fldSlang from the tbl_Slang Table


tbl_Slang:
fldSlang                                     fldDescriptor
TUG BOATS                                Switch Grip-lok Handy Box
TUGGER                                       Cable Puller
VERMITTI                                        Platform Lifter
WHIP                                          Electrode Holder

Before Update:


tbl_Data
fldDescriptor                                fldTerm
Switch Grip-lok Handy Box
Cable Puller
Platform Lifter
Electrode Holder


After Update:

tbl_Data
fldDescriptor                                fldTerm
Switch Grip-lok Handy Box           TUGBOATS
Cable Puller                                  TUGGER
Platform Lifter                              VERMITTI
Electrode Holder                           WHIP

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See if this works for you:
UPDATE tbl_Data INNER JOIN tbl_Slang ON tbl_Data.fldDiscriptor = tbl_Slang.fldDescriptor SET tbl_Data.fldTerm = [tbl_Slang]![fldSlang];

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