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    Can you have a calculated field reference another calculated field in the same query?

    I have the following calculated field in my query design grid:



    ProjectCheck: [STProjTask]<>[CorrectProjTask]



    STProjTask and CorrectProjTask are also calculated fields, therefore ProjectCheck is a calculated field that references two calculated fields. All of these calculated fields are defined in this one query.

    When I return to Datasheet View, I am prompted for a parameter query on STProjTask. It's as if Access doesn't recognize STProjTask. STProjTask is spelled the same when I defined it as a calculated field and when I reference it. So I don't know why I'm being prompted for a parameter input.

    I am thinking that Access may not allow calculated fields to reference other calculated fields?

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    I don't think it does. Try replacing the Calculated Field names with the actual calculations and see what happens.
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    Depends on the calcs. A simple expression referencing two simple calculated fields in same query SELECT clause works for me. However, can't reference calculated field in WHERE clause - the calc must be repeated there.

    Post your query or even provide db for analysis.
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