Update Fields from one table into another


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I have 2 tables. Table1 already exists. Table2 has updates to Table1. I
need to take all the records from Table2 and take 4 of those fields and put
them in Table1. In other words, the comments in Table1 I want to carry over
into Table2. There is some data in Table1 (i.e. Order Date) that I need to
keep in Table1 because that could have been revised so what is in Table2
could be old. So everything in Table1 stays, however I need to update the
comments from Table2 into Table1.

Hopefully this is not too confusing.

Can anyone help?
 
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J

Joseph Meehan

jhicsupt said:
I have 2 tables. Table1 already exists. Table2 has updates to
Table1. I need to take all the records from Table2 and take 4 of
those fields and put them in Table1. In other words, the comments in
Table1 I want to carry over into Table2. There is some data in
Table1 (i.e. Order Date) that I need to keep in Table1 because that
could have been revised so what is in Table2 could be old. So
everything in Table1 stays, however I need to update the comments
from Table2 into Table1.

Hopefully this is not too confusing.

Can anyone help?

Take a look at an update query. You should be able to start with a
display query and then filter (criteria) the data to get just the data you
want to update to table 2 then change it to an update query.

I was not sure exactly what you wanted but it seemed to be OK. However
it sounded a little like you may need to consider normalizing your table or
checking out on of the available archive tools.
 

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