Differing values for the same policy numbers.

Posted on 2014-12-17
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Last Modified: 2014-12-17
Hello expert,
Have a table with field 'Policy_numbers' There are many 'Policy_numbers' that are repeated multiple times.
There is also a row called 'Commission_rate'. Most of the fields that have the same Policy_number have the
same value for Commission_rate. But would like to test to see any of the rows that have the same Policy_number have more than one Commission_rate.

I think that the comparison could be done with Group by or Having Query but not sure about the syntax.


Allen in Dallas
Question by:Allen Pitts
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Expert Comment

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 40505470
try this query

select Policy_numbers, Commission_rate
from TableName
group by  Policy_numbers, Commission_rate


select Policy_numbers, Commission_rate
from TableName
where  Commission_rate= <some value>  
group by  Policy_numbers

change  <some value>   with any values listed in Commission_rate
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Assisted Solution

PatHartman earned 668 total points
ID: 40505490
Sounds like a poor table design that you might want to fix.

In any event, use the query wizard to build the query.  A simplistic solution is to use nested queries
Select Distinct Policy_Number, Commission_Rate From YourTable;

Select Policy_Number, Count(*) as RecCount From qry1
Group by Policy_Number
Having Count(*) > 1;

SQL Server has the ability to combine into one query but Access needs two or one with a subquery.  The first query gets the distinct values of the two fields, the second groups on the first field and counts the instances caused by variations in the second field.
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Assisted Solution

Nick67 earned 668 total points
ID: 40505516
Seeing this, after I posted it, it's saying the same as @PatHartman

I don't know, to me
But would like to test to see any of the rows that have the same Policy_number have more than one Commission_rate.

Sounds like a query with
"Select Distinct Policy_number, Commission_rate from WhateverTheTableIs Order by Policy_number;"
Run the query
Scan downward.
Any Policy number that shows up more than once, shows up because it has more than one commission rate and you can view them.
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Accepted Solution

HainKurt earned 664 total points
ID: 40505549
here it is:

with t as (
select 1 Policy_numbers, 1 Commission_rate, 'a1' info
union select 1, 1, 'a2'
union select 1, 2, 'a3'
union select 2, 2, 'b1'
union select 2, 2, 'b2'
union select 3, 1, 'c1'
union select 3, 2, 'c2'
union select 3, 1, 'c3'
select Policy_numbers, count (distinct Commission_rate) times from t
group by Policy_numbers
having count (distinct Commission_rate) > 1

Policy_numbers	times
1	2
3	2

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it shows, Policy_numbers=1,3 have more than 1 distinct Commission_rate, where Policy_numbers=2 is ok, all same... not included in result...
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Expert Comment

ID: 40505586
HainKurt  - that is not standard Access SQL.  That is the T-SQL syntax I was referring to that allows the query to be done in one step.

@9apit - Are you using pass-through queries to SQL?  Is that why you accepted this answer?

Author Comment

by:Allen Pitts
ID: 40505675
Hello PatHartman,

I was able to take the T-SQL and adapt it to Access syntax


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