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Appending Tables in Access

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Help!!
I am a complete Access newbie and I have to concatenate about 30
tables into one large table. All these tables have the same column
headings as each other.

For example, I have TABLE 1 which contains COLUMN1, COLUMN2, COLUMN3
....

and I have TABLE2 which contains COLUMN1, COLUMN2, COLUMN3 ...

and I want to produce TABLE3 where TABLE3 contains every row in TABLE1
and every row in TABLE2.

How can I do this?
Many thanks for any help you can give me!!
Graham


Nov 12 '05 #1
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Create a standard SELECT query to retrieve the columns from TABLE2 using the
Query Builder. Then, in design view, on the menu Query | Append and enter
the name of TABLE1.Click the ! button on the Toolbar to run it. Repeat for
all the other tables.

Question: Will the records be uniquely identified if you just append them? I
ask because databases with that kind of duplication often use the tables
themselves as part of the identification of data -- if that is the case,
then you probably need to add a field to identify what the table name used
to identify before merging the data with Append Queries.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
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Help!!
I am a complete Access newbie and I have to concatenate about 30
tables into one large table. All these tables have the same column
headings as each other.

For example, I have TABLE 1 which contains COLUMN1, COLUMN2, COLUMN3
...

and I have TABLE2 which contains COLUMN1, COLUMN2, COLUMN3 ...

and I want to produce TABLE3 where TABLE3 contains every row in TABLE1
and every row in TABLE2.

How can I do this?
Many thanks for any help you can give me!!
Graham

Nov 12 '05 #2

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Create an Append Query to append records from Table1 to Table 2, then
another to append Table 2 to Table 3 (or vice-versa, of course).

Hope this helps.
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Andy Briggs
Elmhurst Solutions Limited
http://www.elmhurstsolutions.com
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Nov 12 '05 #3

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