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mysterious fields in result set

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Doug Chamberlin, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Doug Chamberlin

    Doug Chamberlin
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    Using Access 2003 I've created a query from a linked table. I ask for
    one field and sort on it ascending. When I run the query it shows all
    fields from the linked table!

    Also, if I "group by" the first field and add a second with "count" I
    get an error that I cannot count fields if "*" has been used. However,
    I haven't used * anywhere!

    What's going on? How do I fix it? i want to query just selected fields
    from this table and I want to summarize counts based on selected fields.

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  3. Rick Brandt

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    Doug Chamberlin wrote:
    > Using Access 2003 I've created a query from a linked table. I ask for
    > one field and sort on it ascending. When I run the query it shows all
    > fields from the linked table!
    >
    > Also, if I "group by" the first field and add a second with "count" I
    > get an error that I cannot count fields if "*" has been used. However,
    > I haven't used * anywhere!
    >
    > What's going on? How do I fix it? i want to query just selected fields
    > from this table and I want to summarize counts based on selected
    > fields.


    In the property sheet of the query while in design view turn off the "Output all
    fields" option.

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    Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
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    RBrandt at Hunter dot com
     
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