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I have a single passthrough query where the possiblity for it to return zero records exists. If zero records will be returned, is there a way to add some logic that will catch this and return one record with all fields filled with zeros instead of returning no records at all? If possible I would like to contain everything with-in this one query.
Dec 22 '08 #1
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I don't believe so.

It's sort of possible to create the situation with a UNION query and some selection criteria that loses the manual record if any others exist. I can't think of any way that would allow the query to run other than in a crippled way though (Checking the record count causes it to run again). Very messy. Basically, unless this is an overriding requirement, I wouldn't go there.

PS. We are talking SQL here. VBA has no such restrictions, but then you can't easily fit that logic into a query.
Dec 22 '08 #2

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Would this be a good example of a case where you would want to use a stored procedure?
Dec 23 '08 #3

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This doesn't sound much like an Access question if we're going there.

Yes. In SQL Server you can define a Cursor which can be tested and returned only if not empty. Otherwise a more simple and static cursor could be returned in its stead.
Dec 23 '08 #4

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