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Access Update Query Wizard:  Multiple Criteria for same field

Posted on 2013-11-20
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In my update query, I have 3 requirements:
If the Country field in the Trans table is:
USA, then Base Rate field = 11%
UK, then the Base Rate field = 12%
Canada, then the Base Rate field = 13%.

Using the query builder, I listed the the Base Rate field three times (see below).  Will this work?  If not, how do I do this?  Thank you.

Tom

Field:               Base Rate    Base Rate     Base Rate
Table:              Trans            Trans            Trans
Update to:       .11               .12                .13
Criteria:           "USA"           "UK"             "Canada"
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by:Rey Obrero
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Field:               Base Rate  
Table:              Trans    
Update to:      IIf([Country]="USA",.11, IIf([Country]="UK",.12, IIf([Country]="Canada",.13,Null)))

in SQL view

Update Trans Set [Base Rate]= IIf([Country]="USA",.11, IIf([Country]="UK",.12, IIf([Country]="Canada",.13,Null)))
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by:ThomasJue
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I can't do this using the Query Wizard such as below?
I realized I goofed my example in the Criteria above.  Hopefully this example is better.

Field:               Base Rate                Base Rate             Base Rate
Table:              Trans                       Trans                     Trans
Update to:       .11                          .12                         .13
Criteria:           [Trn]![Cty]="USA"     [Trn]![Cty]="UK"     [Trn]![Cty]="Canada"
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what exactly are the names of the fields of table Trans?
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by:ThomasJue
ID: 39664742
I goofed it again.  The table is Trans so the criteria should read:
[Trans]![Cty]='USA', etc.

So I am only comparing the Cty field name to see if it is USA, UK or Canada.

Thank you.
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Rey Obrero earned 500 total points
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did you try the set up i posted above?

Field:               Base Rate  
Table:              Trans    
Update to:      IIf([Cty]="USA",.11, IIf([Cty]="UK",.12, IIf([Cty]="Canada",.13,Null)))
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by:ThomasJue
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Not yet.  I am waiting for the answer to the question I just posted on how to change after the Criteria line from "or" to "and".  Then I can try it.  Thanks.
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