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    Remster is offline Competent Performer
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    List all values in one cell?

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    I'm wondering whether it's possible, instead of embedding a subdatasheet, to list all values that would otherwise appear in a subdatasheet in one cell in the main query.

    The scenario is this. I'm creating a database of documents 99.9% of which have only one author. But because 0.1% have more than one author, I have a separate authors table that stands in a many-one relationship to my documents table. I need to display authors in my documents query, but because so few have more than one author a subdatasheet is an undesirable complication. That's why I'd like, if possible, to list authors in one cell. Is such a thing possible?

    Thanks

    Remster

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    ajetrumpet is offline Banned
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    I don't think in a query it is. but what's the ultimate display object? dynamic display through that might be easier. regardless though, I would assume that at least some code writing would be required.

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    Remster is offline Competent Performer
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    Actually, this looks as if it's supposed to do what I want to do:

    http://allenbrowne.com/func-concat.html

    I'll give it a go if I can make sense of the instructions. What d'ya reckon?

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    ajetrumpet is offline Banned
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    yep. that'll work! just remember to use "vbcrlf" as the delimiter instead of a comma. you'll have to change it a bit too, as some of the args don't apply in your situation.

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    Remster is offline Competent Performer
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    Splendid. It could be a little while, but I'll report back when I've had a chance to give it a go.

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    Remster is offline Competent Performer
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    Just a quick note to confirm that this works (I needed to set the query property Unique Values or Unique Records to 'Yes').

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