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.
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
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.
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
how's your current join statement looks like?
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
exp vgAuthor Commented:
I examined my query a bit more - and have resolved this. Thank you.
yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
What was the issue?
exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thank you both.
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