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  • multiple queries for a report

    Hi All


    I need to run a report that lists the name of all the people I sold a football to.
    The word "football" can appear appear in any one of 6 different fields in the form, so the form needs to be searched on these 6 fields
    I need to be able to run the report in a range of dates, example Jan 1-Jan 10--and I need to be able to sepecify the date range on the fly.

    So far, I can get it to search by the date range or the 6 fields, but it will not do both.

    I made a report that will actually do this, but since there are so many records in the database, the report runs 100s of pages and even though I have set it to "shrink" I end up with huge spaces and lots of blank pages.

    Thanks for your help

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    Re: multiple queries for a report

    Debra,

    Searching horizontally through multiple fields in the same record is apt to be slow and difficult. Relational databases overcome this by linking related tables together. Doing that permits a single "football" field to be stored in each record. Your situation is often a sign that its time to rethink how the data is being stored, and then create a structure that includes related child tables.

    To determine if the present design can accommodate your report you're going to have to post a copy. Please remove any sensitive data first, and reduce the number of records in the key table(s). Then zip the copy and attach it to a reply post here. Please remember to give us instructions to follow to be able to open the database, find the form, find the button that runs the report, and then the report itself.

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