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merge columns in a table

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Matt, Sheffield, UK, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Matt, Sheffield, UK

    Matt, Sheffield, UK
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    I have 4 fields, columns in a table that I need to merge, i need to keep all
    the data in each row in each field, but want them all in one field so i can
    delete the other 3.

    any ideas guys
    Matt
     
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  3. Douglas J Steele

    Douglas J Steele
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    Why? Are you sure you'll never need them unmerged again? What do the 3
    existing fields represent? Does merging them into a single column represent
    a violation of database normalization principles?

    My advice would be to eliminate the 4th field from your table. Create a
    query that uses & merges the 3 existing fields into a computed field, and
    use the query wherever you would otherwise have used the table.

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    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
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    <Matt>; <Sheffield>; "UK" <MattSheffieldUK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    in message news:10D3225A-F482-4C08-8EB1-360F09AA4397@microsoft.com...
    > I have 4 fields, columns in a table that I need to merge, i need to keep

    all
    > the data in each row in each field, but want them all in one field so i

    can
    > delete the other 3.
    >
    > any ideas guys
    > Matt
     
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