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HI

im working for a school system and im having trouble with my current assignment

i have 4 tables that are used
here are the tables, fields are blue Key is bold

1) Adjuncts: FName, LName, SocSec, AdjNum
i.e.: bob | Dole | 988-23-1234 | 1
      bill | clinton | 123-45-4321 | 2
2) Adjunct_Titles: DeptName, TitleName, PartFullTime, AdjNum, ID
i.e.: English | Assis. Prof. Step1 | PT | 1 | 1
      English | Assis. Prof. Step2 | PT | 1 | 2
      English | Assist. CLT Step1 | FT | 1 | 3
      Biology | Assist. CLT Step1 | FT | 2 | 4
3) Titles: TitleName, TitleNum, CurrentPayrate, TitleID
i.e.: Assis. Prof. Step1 | 1 | $35 | 1
      Assis. Prof. Step2 | 1 | $38 | 2
      Assis. CLT Step2 | 2 | $18 | 3
4) Dept : DeptName, DeptNum
i.e.: English | 111
      Bio | 112

anyway..
i need to make a report on all employees in a spacific dept to send to each dept seperately

just replace adjunct with employee to understand

my query is

SELECT DISTINCTROW Adjuncts.LName, Adjuncts.FName, Adjuncts.SocSec, Adj_Titles.DeptName, Adj_Titles.Title, Titles.CurrentPayRate, Adj_Titles.FullPartTime, Adj_Titles.AdjNum
FROM Adjuncts INNER JOIN (Titles INNER JOIN (Depts INNER JOIN Adj_Titles ON Depts.DeptName = Adj_Titles.DeptName) ON Titles.Title = Adj_Titles.Title) ON Adjuncts.AdjNum = Adj_Titles.AdjNum
WHERE (((Depts.DeptNum)=[Enter Dept Number:]))
ORDER BY Adjuncts.LName;


the problem:
i want to return distinct results PLUS non destinct results
problem2: i only want to show the later steps for title is more than one step exists on record


here is the query i have to get it

SELECT DISTINCT Adj_Titles.AdjNum, Adj_Titles.DeptName, Titles.TitleNum
FROM Titles INNER JOIN Adj_Titles ON Titles.Title = Adj_Titles.Title
GROUP BY Adj_Titles.AdjNum, Adj_Titles.DeptName, Titles.TitleNum;


it returns ADJNUM, DEPT, TITLENUM
ADJNUM says who the employee is
DEPT says which dept.
TITLENUM makes it specific to differnt titles minus the duplicates of titles on differnt steps


now i wanna take this table that has X amount of records
and add data to it from other tables

so that i still have X records

instead i keep getting Y records because it adds extra


thanks for listening

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i found someone asking the same question except i guess he had alternative motives and changed his mind so his post didnt answer my question :



 When one applies Select Distinct to field X in a query only those records which have a unique field X are displayed.

But what if you want all fields in the record, but still based on field X being unique?
<s>
Also is there a way to get .FieldCount similar to .RecordCount property?

Thanks - Kirk</s>


 Try something like...

SELECT DISTINCT FieldX, FieldA, FieldB

Mike
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 As soon as another field is added 'fieldX'loses it's distinctness.
This may well be no solution.




unfortunately... I need that solution
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Quote:
quote:Try something like...
Quote:

SELECT DISTINCT FieldX, FieldA, FieldB
Ok... WHICH FieldA and WHICH FieldB do you want if there is more than one?

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point was that, that didnt work


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solution in thread http://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51686

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