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Select the first occurrence of a each multiple key record in an Access 2007 table.

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I have a table that looks like the following....

A                       B                                       C
Art                  Red                                    Vase
Art                  Blue                                   VASE
Art                  Pink                                    Truck
Joe                  Red                                     Blouse
Mike               Green                                 Moon

I WANT THE QUERY OUTPUT TO BE

Art                    Red                                  Vase
joe                    Red                                  Blouse
Mike                 Green                              Moon
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You can do this in Access:

Select a, first(b), first(c)
From yourtable
Group by a


But it loses its meaning if the table is reordered.  It is better to have a field such as an auto number to define order of record entry.
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