Access - Inner Join - Last Name First Name - Not working

Please advise why an inner join where I link on common last and first names in query grid does, not work, but when I eyeball the names they are exactly the same.

I have trimmed, and cleaned the names.

Unfortunately I cannot post a sample of this data.

Thank you.
exp vgAsked:
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exp vgAuthor Commented:
I should add that it is an issue with then First Name field. When I link on just last name - I am able - but when First Name is included, this does not work.

Thank you.
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Ryan ChongCommented:
tried something similar to this...?

select a.* from table1 a inner join table2 b
on a.firstname = b.firstname and a.lastname = b.lastname
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Since you tried lastname inner join that was successfully have your tried firstname only?  

select * from table1 as t1 inner join table2 as t2 on t1.firstname = t2.firstname
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exp vgAuthor Commented:
Yes - I tried linking on First Name only - and it does not work - so I know this must be the issue.
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Ryan ChongCommented:
how's your current join statement looks like?
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
So your inner join an AND statement so both have to be true for it to work.  You need to find what is different about the firstname is Table1 vs Table2
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exp vgAuthor Commented:
I examined my query a bit more - and have resolved this. Thank you.
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
What was the issue?
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exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thank you both.
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