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Join error for date range

Join error for date range

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I am trying to join two tables on ID1, ID2 and when Date > Start AND < End but I keep getting an error when I add the date fields in. Just joining on ID1 and ID2 works fine, but I'm of course getting duplicated records because in my right table I can have two lines for ID1, ID2 with a different start and end date. I'm trying to join so I can grab a field from my right table and add it into my results.

Typically in SQL Server I would just do a join on LeftTable.ID1 = RightTable.ID1 AND LeftTable.ID2 = RightTable.ID2 AND LeftTable.Date >= RightTable.Start AND Date < RightTable.End, but I can't get that to work in Access. It's giving me a message saying I have an error in my Join expression is not supported. I know the SQL that Access supports is a little different than SQL server so if someone could help me out that would be great.

This works:

CODE --> SQL

FROM All_Claims LEFT JOIN tmp_Duration2 ON (All_Claims.RPID = tmp_Duration2.RPID) AND (All_Claims.PATID = tmp_Duration2.PATID) 

This doesn't:

CODE --> SQL

FROM All_Claims LEFT JOIN tmp_Duration2 ON (All_Claims.RPID = tmp_Duration2.RPID) AND (All_Claims.PATID = tmp_Duration2.PATID) AND (All_Claims.[DOSDATE]>=tmp_Duration2.Rvsd_Cnt_Start_Dt) AND (All_Claims.[DOSDATE]<DateAdd("y",1,tmp_Duration2.Rvsd_Cnt_Start_Dt) 

RE: Join error for date range

Hmmmmm, DOSDATE: is that a real date or a string?

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

RE: Join error for date range

Please add carriage returns in your posting. It makes your SQL much easier to read.

Do you realize that DateAdd("y",1,tmp_Duration2.Rvsd_Cnt_Start_Dt) adds a day and not a year? If you want to add a year, use "yyyy".

I'm not sure what range you expect or if the fields are actual dates and if they contain time values. You might want to try:

CODE --> SQL

FROM All_Claims LEFT JOIN tmp_Duration2 ON (All_Claims.RPID = tmp_Duration2.RPID) 
 AND (All_Claims.PATID = tmp_Duration2.PATID) 
 AND (tmp_Duration2.[DOSDATE] Between tmp_Duration2.Rvsd_Cnt_Start_Dt AND 
 DateAdd("yyyy",1,tmp_Duration2.Rvsd_Cnt_Start_Dt) -0.0001) 

Duane
Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP

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