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VBA Select Query Help Needed

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Hello,

I have two tables in MSAccess

-Jobs [ JobID, JobDesc]    
-JobsCompleted[JobID, JobTime, JobResult (Boolean)]

My goal is to create an MS Access Continuous Form with the following structure:

[Job Desc1]   [JobResultToday]  [JobResultYesterday]  [JobResultTwoDaysAgo]
[Job Desc2]   [JobResultToday]  [JobResultYesterday]  [JobResultTwoDaysAgo]

Where each result is a checkbox.  Is there anyway to craft a query that produce this type of result?  

I tried using the Form_Current() and changing the color of the checkboxes (couldn't change the 'check', and found it changed the color of all rows, not just the one I'm looking at.  

Any other thoughts?
Thanks
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Question by:compsol1993
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mbizup earned 500 total points
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Try using this as the recordsource for your continuous form:

SELECT a.JobID, a.JobDesc, a.JobResult AS JobResultToday, 
(SELECT b.JobResult FROM JobsCompleted b WHERE Format(b.JobTime, 'yyyymmdd') = Format(Date() -1 , 'yyyymmdd') AND a.JobID = b.JobID) AS JobResultYesterday,
(SELECT c.JobResult FROM JobsCompleted c WHERE Format(c.JobTime, 'yyyymmdd') = Format(Date() -2 , 'yyyymmdd') AND a.JobID = c.JobID) AS JobResultTwoDaysAgo
FROM JobsCompleted a 
WHERE Format(a.JobTime, 'yyyymmdd') = Format(Date()  , 'yyyymmdd')

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by:PatHartman
ID: 39717032
You can use a crosstab query to "pivot" this data.

Each instance of a row in a continuous form is a clone of the form and inherits the "master" attributes so if you color controlA in an event of the current row, all instances of controlA take on the assigned color.  For limited situations you can use Conditional Formatting which will apply to only a single row.  With the form in design view, select the field you want to control and then click ConditionalFormatting in the ribbon.
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by:compsol1993
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mbizup, thanks, that works great.  You've got the points, but just one question.  

Any advice for what I should do if a job is missed.  It seems I need to bring the actual "Job" table into this, so that feeds the jobs, and then pull data from JobsCompleted Table

I modified your last WHERE statement to be:

WHERE IN (SELECT JobID From Job), but it produces all jobscompleted -- it doesn't just list each job 'once'.

Thanks again!
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
ID: 39717345
Are you only looking for the last 3 days, or is that just an example?

Assuming that your JobTime field is actually a date, I believe you can do this with something like:

TRANSFORM Sum(tbl_JobsCompleted.JobResult) AS SumOfJobResult
SELECT tbl_Jobs.JobDesc
FROM tbl_Jobs INNER JOIN tbl_JobsCompleted ON tbl_Jobs.JobID = tbl_JobsCompleted.JobID
WHERE (((DateDiff("d",[JobTime],Date()))<3))
GROUP BY tbl_Jobs.JobDesc
PIVOT DateDiff("d",[JobTime],Date());

This computes the difference between todays date and the JobTime field and limits it to today and the previous two days.  You would then use this in a report, change the labels from 0, 1, and 2 to "Today", "Yesterday", "DayBefore"  And then change the control types from text (which would display the numbers (0, -1) checkboxes.  This would result in a query that looks like:

JobDesc     0       1       2
Job1           -1      0
Job2           -1      0       0
Job3           -1       0
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by:compsol1993
ID: 39717590
Thanks for the help everyone, the 1st posts code meets my needs nicely.
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