Access- Inner Join - Intersection

I am creating a query in access that is an inner join - on two fields - first name and last name.

On visual check, the names are the same - spelling, etc. However, when I create the query, these names do not appear in the result.

Please advise why field entries will look the same - exactly - but they are not captured in an inner join.
exp vgAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
Would help to have sample data.

Could be spaces in the names or something along those lines.  You might try modifying your join (won't be visible in the query design view) so that the join looks similar to:

INNER JOIN B
ON Replace(A.[First Name], " ", "") = Replace(B.[First Name], " ", "")
AND Replace(A.[Last Name], " ", "") = Replace(B.[Last Name], " ", "")

Or, better yet, use a left join to make it easier to identify which names are not matching.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Eric ShermanAccountant/DeveloperCommented:
Can you load up a sample of your db???

ET
0
exp vgAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, the data I am working with I cannot upload and share, and it makes no sense to modify/recreate since it is the source data as it negates the question then.
0
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
It could also be the confusion over characters like the Upper case "l" and an lower case "I" (with certain fonts):
"I" and "l"

Open in new window

0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Access

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.