DO I need a second Query to do this?

Hi,

I have a simple CUSTOMER table.
[CustomerID], [CustomerName], [Location]

Location is in the format 99999.
The 3rd digit of the location field is used to JOIN to another table called "LocationDescription".

Question : How can I join the two table together (without using a separate query).  Is it possible?
Patrick O'DeaAsked:
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You can join using WHERE:

Select
    CustomerTable.*,
    LocationDescription.*
From
    CustomerTable,
    LocationDescription
Where
    Mid(CustomerTable.Location, 3,1) = LocationDescription.ID

/gustav
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
You can do it like this:

SELECT c.CustomerID, c.CustomerName, c.Location, ld.Description
FROM Customer AS c LEFT OUTER JOIN LocationDescription AS ld
ON ld.LocationID=Mid(c.Location, 3,1)

You can also use an INNER JOIN if you'd prefer to only show those records in Customer where a record exists in LocationDescription.
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Patrick O'DeaAuthor Commented:
Thanks Scott,

I try that later.
My difficulty was caused because I tend to write my queries using the wizard (rather than pure SQL).
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PatHartmanCommented:
You can use the QBE to create the query and then switch to SQL view to modify the join.  Gus' solution produces a Cartesian Product and so is not updateable.  Scott's solution should be updateable if that is important to you.
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Patrick O'DeaAuthor Commented:
THanks folks!
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