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    murphyB is offline Novice
    Windows XP Access 2003
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    Sep 2009

    Question Complex Lookup?

    Hi all.

    I'm not terribly proficient with Access and I'm looking for a solution to the following problem. Any help you can provide would be wicked awesome.

    I have created a budget database (this isn't the complete db, just everything relevant to my question:

    Clean Budget
    -ID (PK)

    -ProjectID (PK, related to "Project" in Clean Budget table)

    So, the Clean Budget data rows are imported from monthly Excel budget reports. What I want to do is create something (a report) that will display each project, the budgeted amount, and the totals from all records in Clean Budget associated with each project. A twist on this is that while I can make a query that does that, it won't show any projects where there's no spending.

    I've tried creating a field in the Projects table called "ActualAmt" but I don't know how to make that populate dynamically from matching rows in Clean Budget. I feel like this would be the easiest if possible because I can then just create a query and report directly from the Projects table.

    Again, if you can shine any light on this for me, I would really appreciate it.


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    murphyB is offline Novice
    Windows XP Access 2003
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Actually, no response needed. I found that I could manage this by creating an outer join in the two tables.

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