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Rank ordering records in dynaset

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Here is an Access question for you.

Say I have a table of people’s weights and their names:

Joe 150
Pete 160
Dave 165

I can make a query than sorts in descending order:

Dave 165
Pete 160
Joe 150

No problem. But what if I want to assign a score based on weight. I.e. the highest weight gets the highest score. So, my output would be:

Dave 165 1
Pete 160 2
Joe 150 3

How do I get the scores in a calculated field? Is that possible in Access?
Oct 22 '08 #1
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NeoPa
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You can do it with subqueries (Subqueries in SQL) :
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  1. SELECT Name,
  2.        Score,
  3.        (SELECT Count(Name)
  4.         FROM tblTest3 AS sT3
  5.         WHERE sT3.Score>tT3.Score)+1 AS Pos
  6.  
  7. FROM tblTest3 AS tT3
Oct 23 '08 #2

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