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HELP With Access Query

Posted on 2013-06-20
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-27
I am trying to create the following query in access 2010

FROM (Contact AS C INNER JOIN xmoWizardCancellation AS WC ON C.RecId = WC.xfContactRecID) INNER JOIN Activity AS A ON C.RecId = A.ParentLink_RecID
WHERE WC.xfStatus = 'Can'
AND WC.CreatedDateTime > 2013-06-18
AND (C.Owner = 'owner1'
OR C.Owner = 'owner2'
OR C.Owner = 'owner3')
GROUP By C.Owner

but keep getting the following error:
"Syntax Error (Missing Operator) in query expression 'COUNT (DISTINCT C.FullName)'

Any help will be appreciated
Question by:ahmzb1990
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Expert Comment

ID: 39264838
I'm not sure that the "DISTINCT" and "GROUP BY" go together. Try

Select Count(C.FullName) as Total, ...

Expert Comment

ID: 39264857
You won't be able to do 'Count' on 'Distinct'. The Select needs to be changed as:
SELECT COUNT (C.FullName) AS Total, C.Owner

Author Comment

ID: 39264934
Thanks for your response guy however, without distinct it gives me duplicate values. Any other way of doing this?
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LVL 12

Expert Comment

ID: 39264964
Not quite sure what you're after, but you may want to try

Select C.FullName, Count(*) as Total
From ...
Where ...
Group by C.FullName;

Accepted Solution

DOSLover earned 2000 total points
ID: 39266226
Hi ahmzb1990,
Unlike SQL Server or Oracle, MS Access doesn't support DISTINCT with a Count. There is however a workaround. You need to get count in a subquery and then join that subquery with the main. Here is a helpful link: http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-access/archive/2007/09/19/writing-a-count-distinct-query-in-access.aspx

: SELECT DISTINCT C2.FullNameCount as FullNameCount, C.Owner
 FROM ((Contact as C 
             INNER JOIN xmoWizardCancellation as WC ON C.RecId = Wc.cfContactRecId)
             INNER JOIN Activity as A ON A.ParentLink_RecId=C.RecId)
             INNER JOIN
             (SELECT C1.Owner, Count(C1.FullName) as FullNameCount
                  FROM (SELECT Distinct Owner, FullName from Contact) as C1
                 GROUP BY Owner) as C2 ON C2.Owner = C.Owner
Where  WC.xfStatus = 'Can'
AND WC.CreatedDateTime > 2013-06-18
AND (C.Owner = 'owner1'
OR C.Owner = 'owner2'
OR C.Owner = 'owner3')

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Expert Comment

ID: 39267838
1. date/time literals need to be # delimited.
2. since this is Access, use mm/dd/yyyy formatted date literals
AND WC.CreatedDateTime > #06/18/2013#

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