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Dear Scottgem,

I am afraid I am having difficulty, and would appreciate your help.

I have imported a table which contains just two fileds of data:
AREA, EST_DATE
AAA     28-Mar-14
CBA     25-Apr-14
BDA     01-Nov-14

There are some 30 of this area all with different cut-off date.

Qry01
I have a number of columns including AREA and DATE

Since each of the Area has a different cut-off date, so I would like the query to report accordingly, AAA on or before 28-Mar-14, CBA on or before 25-Apr-14, BDA on or before 01-Nov-14, etc.


I am not very good on Access, any help or guidance will be much appreciated.

Many Thanks,
Josh

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This isn't done with a formula. This is done with a query. You create a query in Design Mode. Add your main table and your cut off dates table. Join them on the Area field. then you can pull the cutoff date column along with any other columns you want into your query.

Hope this helps,
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I can answer almost all types of questions relating to Microsoft Access usage and application design. My strengths are database and interface design.

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I've been designing databases for over 25 years working with dBase, FoxPro, Approach and Access.

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Author of Microsoft Office Access 2007 VBA
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