Access - lookup method for renaming columns

I have a series of tables I will be generating. Not all date renames will be included in the tables generated, but across all tables, the renamed columns will be used.


Table A: Columns 1, 2, 3
Table B: Columns 2, 3
Table C: Column 1

Column1 - Column11
Column2 - Column22
Column3 - Column33

Is there a way to for me to create one look-up query, where each of Tables A -C will only have the columns that are contained within it renamed?

Thank you.
exp vgAsked:
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
You can't rename columns with a SELECT query, if I understand what you mean. You can "alias" columns using your query like this:

SELECT Column1 AS ColumnA, Column2 AS ColumnB FROM YourTable

If you mean you want to only select certain columns from certain tables, then you'd most likely have to do that in code - but you need to clarify what you're after.

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exp vgAuthor Commented:
Let me please try and rephrase in this manner - I would like to have the flexibility to change column names across multiple tables generated by the database, that may have one or more of the columns renamed.

Similar to updating values in a column. If I am updating values in Table A, based on values in Table B, Table A may not have all the values in Table B, but what is the same will be updated.

Hope this makes sense.
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