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How do I reference another table's field value in MS Access query?

Posted on 2016-08-24
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Dear Experts!

Please see attached file. What is the proper syntax for referencing a field from a different table in my query? The query works great when I type a date in manually but when I reference a field it does not.

Thanks!
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You can only reference tables that are included in the query.  You can drag this table onto the QBE and draw a join line between the two dates.  Remove the criteria because the join will serve that purpose.  Then put the query into SQL view and change this join's relational operator from "=" to ">=".  Once you change to a non-equi join, you won't be able to return to QBE view since the editor can only display equi-joins graphically.

Another way to enter criteria is to use a form to run the query/report/form.  The query would reference the form.

Where SomeField = Forms!someform!somefield
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by:shogun5
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Pat,

Worked like a charm! Thanks!
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Great.  Which method did you use?
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I just changed the sign in SQL it was easy enough.
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Thanks.  It is always good to clarify which solution worked for you when more than one is offered.  That helps people who find the thread later.
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