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Ranking query with placings

Ranking query with placings

Ranking query with placings


My competition application needs to allocate amounts to the three top places for each month's points scores. I'm using a ranking query that generates the winners and ties, and the result look like this.

Without tied places (eg 17 Nov) the allocation of amount factors would be 1/2, 1/3, 1/6. With one winner and two joint second (eg 24 Nov) it would be 1/2, 1/4, 1/4. With two tied winners and one third the amounts would be 5/12, 5/12, 1/6, and so on.

How can I apply these factors to the whole table?

RE: Ranking query with placings

This could probably be done in an update query with DLookup() etc but I would write a function to create and loop through a record set.

Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP 2001-2016

RE: Ranking query with placings

Thanks for your help, yet again.

I'm not too hot on working with record sets so will see how far I get. Am I right in thinking I'd have to create a form with the source table that leads to the top results, then run some code from there?

RE: Ranking query with placings

Someone could probably help with the code if they new the significant table and field names as well as some sample data (no images). You wouldn't necessarily need a form.

Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP 2001-2016

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