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    evosheas is offline Novice
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    Smile Autofill

    Apologies in advance if i have posted to the wrong area of the forum.
    As a total newcommer to MS Access, I need some help for what is hopefully a very simple question.
    I have one table exported from Lotus notes a list of all workers and their details.
    I have a second tables of reports undertaken by some workers.
    The common thread between the two tables is the STAFF_ID number.
    I want to create a third table which is essentially a copy of the second table, but with some of the details from the first table added.
    In other words, I want to populate the third table with the relevant staff details from the first table, so in other words, whilst now i only know who has undertaken a report in the second table by staff ID number i would like to automatically included their name and surname and work location into the third table with the details coming from the first table. Hope that wasn't too convoluted and confusing.
    Any help would be most greatly appreciated.

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    evosheas is offline Novice
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    Okay, so i think it might be like an inner join?

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    You generally wouldn't want a third table that combined the info, you'd do it with a query. As you've surmised, that query would include a join, generally an inner join. Try starting a new query and add both tables. If the query designer doesn't automatically draw a line between the two tables on that field, you can do it manually. Add the appropriate fields from the two tables to the grid and see if the result is what you want.
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    evosheas is offline Novice
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    Thanks Paul, the inner join solved it for me. Case closed.

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    Happy to help!
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