Access Query to retrieve info as One record

Hello all,
Don't know if there's any way to do this but I'll ask anyway.  If I have a table containing a text field, is there a way to create a query that summarizes all of those names into one record.

Example:
Say my table has

ID (autonumber)
RecTypeID (Number - Index from a table of Record Types)
RecName - Text

Now then I know I can pull a list of all Name fields with RecTypeID 1 or 2 or 3 etc.... BUT
that will give me a list.  Is there then a way to get all of those names as one temporary record within a query?

So let's say I have

ID    RecTypeID   RecName
1           5              Joe Smith
2            3             Jenny Jones
3            1             Mark Doe
4             5             Alvin Chip
5             5             Mary Wright
6             3             Elmer Fudd
7             5            Zack Tway
8             1             Mildred Way


So can I get all the RecTypeID 5's let's say into one query record that would be
Joe Smith, Alvin Chip, Mary Wright, Zack Tway
wlwebbAsked:
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mbizupConnect With a Mentor Commented:
My fault there.  We're missing a SELECT keyword.

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strSQL = "CurrentRecPartyTypeID, PartyName FROM qrytbl_RecordsPriorRelated  WHERE CurrentRecPartyTypeID= " & lngRecTypeID
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Should be:

strSQL = "SELECT CurrentRecPartyTypeID, PartyName FROM qrytbl_RecordsPriorRelated  WHERE CurrentRecPartyTypeID= " & lngRecTypeID

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Public Function ConcatNames(lngRecTypeID As Long) As Variant
Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
Dim strSQL As String
Dim s As String

strSQL = "SELECT CurrentRecPartyTypeID, PartyName FROM qrytbl_RecordsPriorRelated  WHERE CurrentRecPartyTypeID= " & lngRecTypeID

Set rs = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset(strSQL, dbOpenDynaset)

If rs.RecordCount = 0 Then
   ConcatNames = Null
   Exit Function
End If

Do Until rs.EOF
    s = s & rs!PartyName & ", "
    rs.MoveNext
Loop

s = Trim(s)
s = Left(s, Len(s) - 1)

ConcatNames = s

End Function

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wlwebbAuthor Commented:
Thanks.....That appears to be it.....  I will attempt and comment back but looks like what I'm after
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mbizupCommented:
If that does not address your specific needs, try this:

Create a function to concatenate the names, for a passed recTypeID:

Public Function ConcatNames(lngRecTypeID as long) as Variant
dim rs as DAO.recordset
Dim strSQL as String
dim s as string

strSQL = "RecTypeID, RecName FROM YourTable  WHERE RecTypeID = " & lngRecTypeID

set rs = currentdb.openrecordset(strSQL, dbFailOnError)

if rs.Recordcount = 0 then
   ConcatNames = Null
   Exit Function
End If

do until rs.eof
    s = s & rs!RecName & ", "
    rs.MoveNext
loop

s = trim(s)
s = left(s, len(s) -1)

ConcatNames = s

end function

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You can call it from a query like this:

SELECT DISTINCT RecTypeID, ConcatNames(RecTypeID) AS NameList
FROM YourTable

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... which should hopefully display your name list for each RecID


As an aside, EE is now actively discouraging Experts from posting link-only solutions that involve offsite content.  See the following topic:

http://support.experts-exchange.com/customer/portal/articles/1162518-using-off-site-content-on-experts-exchange?b_id=44
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wlwebbAuthor Commented:
Mbiz........

Thanks...couldn't get the other to work....I'm tooo dense I guess.....

In using yours I'm getting a Run-time error '3001', invalid argument on the line
Set rs - Currentdb.OpenRecordset(strSQL, dbFailonerror)

I'm not using a table to pull the records, I'm using another query... does that make a difference?????
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mbizupCommented:
Possibly... what is your query?
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wlwebbAuthor Commented:
Long......

SELECT tbl_RecordsPriorRelated.RecID, tbl_RecordsPriorRelated.PriorRecID, qrytbl_Records.[Book-Pg] AS CurrentBkPg, qrytbl_PriorRecords.[Book-Pg] AS PriorBkPg, qrytbl_Records.RecDate AS CurrentDate, qrytbl_PriorRecords.RecDate AS PriorDate, qrytbl_Parties1st.PartyName, qrytbl_Parties1st.RecPartyTypeID AS CurrentRecPartyTypeID, qrytbl_Parties1st.RecPartyType
FROM ((tbl_Records LEFT JOIN qrytbl_Records ON tbl_Records.RecID = qrytbl_Records.RecID) LEFT JOIN qrytbl_Parties1st ON tbl_Records.RecID = qrytbl_Parties1st.RecID) RIGHT JOIN ((tbl_RecordsPriorRelated LEFT JOIN tbl_Records AS tbl_PriorRecords ON tbl_RecordsPriorRelated.PriorRecID = tbl_PriorRecords.RecID) LEFT JOIN qrytbl_Records AS qrytbl_PriorRecords ON tbl_PriorRecords.RecID = qrytbl_PriorRecords.RecID) ON tbl_Records.RecID = tbl_RecordsPriorRelated.RecID
GROUP BY tbl_RecordsPriorRelated.RecID, tbl_RecordsPriorRelated.PriorRecID, qrytbl_Records.[Book-Pg], qrytbl_PriorRecords.[Book-Pg], qrytbl_Records.RecDate, qrytbl_PriorRecords.RecDate, qrytbl_Parties1st.PartyName, qrytbl_Parties1st.RecPartyTypeID, qrytbl_Parties1st.RecPartyType
ORDER BY qrytbl_Parties1st.RecPartyTypeID;
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wlwebbAuthor Commented:
Tried to simplify my original question and only used a short field name in original posting.
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mbizupCommented:
Also, what do you ultimately want to do with the list of names?  Do you want them displayed in datasheet format with corresponding recTypeID's, on a form or report...?
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mbizupCommented:
Try this instead for line 8:


set rs = currentdb.openrecordset(strSQL, dbOpenDynaset)
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wlwebbAuthor Commented:
Ultimately on a Form's subform there will be a list of Grantor and Grantees......  ie: Deeds
But I want that list to show one line for all Grantors and one line for all Grantees

When I'm inputting the deed info I input a separate record for each Grantor and Grantee that is linked to the Deed Record.  The Deed Record will have a Book Type (Deed, Will etc..) and a Book Nbr and Page Nbr of the record as well as the document date.


NOTE: also some contracts will have 1st Party, 2nd Party, 3rd Party, 4th Party...can be more than just 2 "Party" types to a contract
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wlwebbAuthor Commented:
Run=time error '3078':

The MO Access database engine cannot find the input table or query 'CurrentRecPartyTypeID, PartyName FROM qrytbl_RecordsPriorRelated WHERE CurrentRecPartyTypeID=1'.

Make sure it exists........


This is my SQL on the new query:
SELECT DISTINCT CurrentRecPartyTypeID, ConcatNames(CurrentRecPartyTypeID) AS PartyList
FROM qrytbl_RecordsPriorRelated

This is the module I created and put the Public Function in:
Option Compare Database
Option Explicit


Public Function ConcatNames(lngRecTypeID As Long) As Variant
Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
Dim strSQL As String
Dim s As String

strSQL = "CurrentRecPartyTypeID, PartyName FROM qrytbl_RecordsPriorRelated  WHERE CurrentRecPartyTypeID= " & lngRecTypeID

Set rs = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset(strSQL, dbOpenDynaset)

If rs.RecordCount = 0 Then
   ConcatNames = Null
   Exit Function
End If

Do Until rs.EOF
    s = s & rs!PartyName & ", "
    rs.MoveNext
Loop

s = Trim(s)
s = Left(s, Len(s) - 1)

ConcatNames = s

End Function
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mbizupCommented:
Gotcha - so you want the display in to show as a list.

Try the correction I suggested in my last comment:


Public Function ConcatNames(lngRecTypeID as long) as Variant
dim rs as DAO.recordset
Dim strSQL as String
dim s as string

strSQL = "RecTypeID, RecName FROM YourTable  WHERE RecTypeID = " & lngRecTypeID

set rs = currentdb.openrecordset(strSQL, dbOpenDynaset)

if rs.Recordcount = 0 then
   ConcatNames = Null
   Exit Function
End If

do until rs.eof
    s = s & rs!RecName & ", "
    rs.MoveNext
loop

s = trim(s)
s = left(s, len(s) -1)

ConcatNames = s

end function

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You can add it as a column to a query:  

NameList: ConcatNames(RecTypeID)
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mbizupCommented:
Missed your last post.  Hang on...
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wlwebbAuthor Commented:
PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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mbizupCommented:
Glad to help out :)
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wlwebbAuthor Commented:
Thank you moderator for reopening.  I didn't know how to fix that.  I gave 50 to orig poster for pointing me to a possible solution but Mbiz as usual has FANTASTIC solutions!
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