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Imagine I have Table A with one record.  The "Mortgage" field contains 10,000.

Table B (other loans) has two records (because this one guy has a second and third mortgage). The "Amount" fields contain $300 and $500.

When I use a left outer join to add up the Mortgage and Amount fields I get 20,800.

I assume that this is because the left outer join returns 2 records... 10,000 and 300 as well as 10,000 and 500.

SELECT 
  "ID" AS "ID",
  "strName" AS "Borrower Name",
  SUM(("Mortgage" + IF("Amount" IS NOT NULL,"Amount",0))) AS "Total Owed"

FROM 
  "TableA"
LEFT OUTER JOIN
  "TableB"

ON
  "MLoan" = "OLoan"

GROUP BY 
  "ID", "strName"

ORDER BY
  "ID"

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How can I get this to return 10,800?
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Question by:classnet
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
ID: 40524424
YOu could use a union query:

SELECT Sum(U.Amount) as AmountOwed
FROM (
SELECT TableA.Mortage as Amount
FROM TableA
UNION ALL
SELECT TableB.Amount
FROM TableB
) as U
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Kent Olsen earned 500 total points
ID: 40524425
You want to sum the total in table A and add it to the summed total in table B.

No join is necessary.
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by:classnet
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This lead me to the answer... thanks.
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
ID: 40524614
The answer I provided does exactly what Kdo recommends.  Did you try my solution?
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by:classnet
ID: 40524632
Did not... I desired to just eliminate the join.
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