Access 2016 - Delete Query will not work

Hi Experts,

I can't get a Delete Query to work.

See the attached .mdb file, LOADS7.mdb.

My query is "TLD Details - VIC".

Here is the SQL:

DELETE TrafficLoadDistributionDetails.*
FROM TrafficLoadDistributionMetaData INNER JOIN TrafficLoadDistributionDetails ON TrafficLoadDistributionMetaData.ID = TrafficLoadDistributionDetails.idTrafficLoadDistribution
WHERE (((TrafficLoadDistributionMetaData.State)="VIC"));

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I am trying to delete 2750 records from table TrafficLoadDistributionDetails, where (TrafficLoadDistributionMetaData.State)="VIC"

When I run the query from the Design menu I get this error:

Could not delete from specified tables.

Regards,
Leigh
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LeighWardleAsked:
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Ares KurkluSoftware EngineerCommented:
Hi Leigh,
Are you trying to do this ?

delete *
from
TrafficLoadDistributionMetaData
WHERE TrafficLoadDistributionMetaData.State="VIC"
AND
TrafficLoadDistributionMetaData.ID
IN (select TrafficLoadDistributionDetails.idTrafficLoadDistribution from TrafficLoadDistributionDetails)
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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Hi Ares,

No, your query only returns 55 records, it should be 2750 records.
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Ares KurkluSoftware EngineerCommented:
What is your delete criteria exactly? looks like you are trying to delete from  TrafficLoadDistributionMetaData and i don't even think there is that many rows unless if you are trying to delete from TrafficLoadDistributionDetails ?
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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Hi Ares,

I am trying to delete from TrafficLoadDistributionDetails.
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Ares KurkluSoftware EngineerCommented:
The other way around would the one below, which i don't think this will delete 2750 rows, I am not sure how you came up with that number you need to explain that

delete *
from
TrafficLoadDistributionDetails
WHERE
TrafficLoadDistributionDetails.idTrafficLoadDistribution
IN (select TrafficLoadDistributionMetaData.id  from TrafficLoadDistributionMetaData
WHERE TrafficLoadDistributionMetaData.State="VIC" )
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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Ares, I am sure your query deletes the intended records.

Thanks for your help.
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