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How do I create a Label when I have multiple qty of items, and multiple labels per each?

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I have an access database that I use to print labels for orders.  The table contains an order number, item number, Desc.  qty ordered, and a label field that identifies how many labels need to be printed for that item (ie, a desk shell that consists of 4 parts, front, sides, and top).  I found a good query that lets me print a qty of labels based on the Qty, which works well, but I now need to add in the qty of qty labels as well.

Example
Order     Item      Desc                           Qty           Labels
12345     xxx123 4-pc Desk Shell            2                 4

The sample above would print  (1 of 4, 2 of 4, 3 of 4, 4 of 4) twice, total of 8 labels.

To get the repeat based on the Qty, I am using a CountTable (just a single column from 1-1000), with a query criteria of <=Qty compared to this Count.  This works well, but I somehow need to add in this second print variable.

I am guessing that I will need to do make table query, but I have hit a wall here.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!  Or maybe what I am doing is just not possible with access.

Jeff
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Gustav Brock earned 2000 total points
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You can add the CountTable once more, Again with no joins.
It will be aliased CountTable_1 or you can apply your own alias.

The first CountTable you filter for <= Qty (as you do now), the other for <= QtyOfQty

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Thank you,  I actually tried that just before you responded!  This will work, unfortunately it makes it SUPER slow, so going to have to keep tweaking.
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If you only combine the ID of the real data and the two counttables it shouldn't be that slow.
This (main) query you could join to other data.

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