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How to select the last 3 records?

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I have a query that selects any records in a table that have to do with units ordered. I would like to have a nested query that then selects the last three records from the above query.

Here is the sql from my current query:

SELECT [Inventory Transactions].TransactionDate, [Inventory Transactions].UnitsOrdered
FROM [Inventory Transactions]
WHERE ((([Inventory Transactions].UnitsOrdered)>1));

And here is a sample of the data that query produces:

Transaction Date Units Ordered
1/1/2007 1000
1/1/2007 10751
1/31/2007 4726
1/31/2007 1921
2/6/2007 1101
2/6/2007 6950

Now I would like to be able to display the last (based on date) three of these records into a form, I was thinking that with a nested query I could accomplish this. Please lend me any help.

If there is a better way to accomplish this whole thing please let me know. I don't know if maybe there is a better way to select the most recent three records with values in 'Units Ordered' from the original table.

Anyway, Thank you all in advance.
Feb 13 '07 #1
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  1. SELECT TOP 3 [Inventory Transactions].TransactionDate, [Inventory Transactions].UnitsOrdered
  2. FROM [Inventory Transactions]
  3. WHERE ((([Inventory Transactions].UnitsOrdered)>1))
  4. ORDER BY [Inventory Transactions].TransactionDate DESC;
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