How do I stop duplicate entries in a table from an append query?

How do I get my append query working so it doesnt append duplicates onto an existing table? Currently if I run the append query I get multiples of the same data?

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How do I stop duplicate entries in a table from an append query?
How do I get my append query working so it doesn't append duplicates onto an existing table? Currently if I run the append query I get multiples of the same data?


Append Query
I am trying to append to my Ledger credits showing in my downloaded Bank Statements. In my Ledger Table I have set 3 fields as Primary Keys (Donor Number, Amount and Date) as there should never be duplicate entries for all 3 fields.

My append query selects the credits from my Bank Statement and inserts them into the Ledger. But I would expect the use of the 3 Primary Keys to ensure that only new credits are added to the Ledger.

But I am finding that all credits (including entries already in the Ledger)


Duplicate Values
I have a handheld barcode scanner which sends data to a CSV file that is then imported to an Access 2003 database. From the import table, the data is appended to a user table with primary keys set to prevent duplicate data. I use 5 fields to make a primary key. The problem is that we update one field of the five to indicate a process. This changes the data in the user database and allows the original record to be re-imported as a duplicate because that particular field does not match anymore.

I am looking at how best to address this. I do have an autonumber field that I could use to prevent duplicate entries from being imported, but I am not aware of the ability to do 2 successive key check operations on an append query.

My next thought was to append with the duplicates and then do a delete query. I need to keep the record with added data, not the one that will be reimported. Not sure how I could do that query


Append Query with two distinct criteria
I have an append query that uploads external data into a table. It is currently set up for 1 distinct criteria, ie, the CAN number of hardware does not already exist. I've done this byadding the CAN field in again at the end of the append query and use Is Null to filter.

However, I now need to create another table that could allow for duplicate CAN additions depending on the lifecycle of this hardware and therefore need to add a 2nd criteria to stop duplicate uploads.

Therefore, is it possible to have 2 criteria that if both are met, do not append the record, but if only 1 is met, will append the record?

The other field I'm using will be the date the account was flashed. So, what I need to have is where CAN + Date are matched, ignore record, if CAN or Date are matched, add record and ofcourse if neither exist, add record.

Is it as simple as adding in a 2nd field using Is Null for date as well or would this not work?


Append Query position
I am quite new to using access and I have a database set up with date, title and event. I have a table with 2000 entries and have created a form to add new entries to the table -- where lies my problem. I have created an append query with each column of the table that references the table and each references the correct combobox/textfield on the form. I have a "submit" button on the form that runs the query with the data entered on the form. After I click submit, a confirmation message comes up and I click yes to run the query. Then a second window comes up that says "You are about to append 0 row(s)" -- which is not my intention.

It's probably a small thing, but I have never used this append function before and am not totally sure how it runs. What do I need to do to make it append the data that it is passed?


append query error
Running an append query. It works when I have existing date in the table and append. When I add a new record and try to append to another table, it is not working. Giving me type conversion failure table key violations
lock violations validation rule violations.

This is a lot of violations for an append query.

After stop running macro get this error cannot find the 'l' you entered into the expression have checked all the table properties, form properties, query stuff, etc.


append query without duplicate record
I create a append query but every time I run this query records duplicate,

I have a form and a button in form, user type required records in form and then press button, in event click button I have
docmd.openquer "append query"

but every time in table create duplicate records


append query
I'm trying to make a query that will append data from one table into another table. I've done this successfully, however I only want to append entries that have a new update. If a row is the same as it was before, I don't want it to be appended to the new table.

For example: My first table is a list of ongoing projects. One project may have an update added to a field, but another project may not. Right now my query is appending every row to the new table whether or not it is the exact same as it was previously (aka no updates, nothing new).

How do I ONLY APPEND NEW INFORMATION


Create a Query in Microsoft Access to Find Duplicate Entries in a Table
There are many causes for duplicate data: for instance if you have multiple users entering data simultaneously via linked tables, or you might inherit a table with duplicate data already entered.
Running into duplicate data in an Access Database can be quite annoying during the hectic workday, so I decided to write up a technique to help identify the duplicate records so you can manually handle them.


Append Queries
I have a question concerning append queries. I would like to append new records into TableA from TableB without creating any duplicate records in TableA.

I am using a standard Select Query to query data from TableB and then swith to append query to add the data to TableA. This method will copy over all the data, even if it is already present in TableA. I need to filter it somehow to not include redundant data.

The reason I am doing this is because I have a table that cannot be modified by me, and I need to copy that data to a new table to add more fields. I need this table to automatically update when the old table is updated. I think an append query could manage this, but, if there is a more elegant solution, I would be pleased to know


Append Query
A table with over 2000 records in is the main source table for our Controls Database, it has SalesOrders on etc etc.

I am trying to import fresh data everynight into, and thought an Append Query would be the way forward.

It does work to a degree, but how do I stop it from importing duplicates


Whats the best way to stop duplicate date entries?
Were using a single table to record daily data the date field is set as the pk so only one record per date is allowed.
If the user enters a date (when creating a new record) that already exists in the table what is the best way to
a) avoid the Access error message about duplicate values
b) allows the user to enter an alternative date for the new record?


Access can't append all the records in the append query
I get the following error when I try to save data using append query for the save button in the form.
"Microsoft Office Access can't append all the records in the append query"

Here is some detail:
....
Now in all the three append queries there is a field named "SCNJCounter" which has autonumber datatype in table and is primary key field with no duplicate value.
When I click save button on the form it says ok . But the record I saved is not there in the following table and when I checked datasheet view in query is shows new record with same SCNJCounter value.

When I try to run the query it returns the error above.I know records are not saved in table because SCNJCounter is not incrementing but don't get why.


Append Values from Query, While Incrementing Foreign Key Value
Is there any way to run an append query that duplicates table values from some fields and increments others, for example:

ID, SynIsDefault, SynID, Tag Value
1, -1, 1, A
2, -1, 1, B
3, -1, 1, C

ID is the primary key field and needs to increment. SynID is a grouping of the Tags that needs to increment by one for all tags. I would like to duplicate all the records and append the data to the table as such:
4, -1, 2, A


Append Values from Query, While Incrementing Foreign Key Value
Is there any way to run an append query that duplicates table values from some fields and increments others, for example:

ID, SynIsDefault, SynID, Tag Value
1, -1, 1, AAA
2, -1, 1, BBB
3, -1, 1, CCC

ID is the primary key field and needs to increment. SynID is a grouping of the Tags that needs to increment by one for all tags. I would like to duplicate all the records and append the data to the table as such:


Troubleshoot Append Query Errors
I am creating new tables using a select query and then an append query. The select query to is to eliminate duplicate records before appending. However when I run the append query I get a dialog box indicating that 9 of records cannot be appended due to errors.

Is there any way to get access to tell me which records these 9 are? I know I can figure it out, but it would be nice to see what records or what step of the process creates the error.


Spaces Stripped from Append Query Field
MS Access 2003 is stripping out two spaces from a field name that one of my append queries uses to append data from one table to another table.

In both tables the field names is "RR - Quoted".

I have selected this field name from the query Design View drop down. However, when I save the append query then reopen it the field name has changed to be "RR-Quoted" (ie the spacesbetween the first word and the dash and the dash and the second word have been stripped out).

Can you (a) explain why this happens, and (b) how to stop Access doing this.


Append Query - Insert Unique Records only
I am trying to make an Append Query for insertion of data from one table to another, Is it possible to insert only the unique data without any criteria like chkbox=true etc (I mean only insert unique records).

I have noticed that every time when you run append query it can insert duplicate of record?


filter table by multiple values
Back in A2003, I could filter a table by the In() function with the table open in datasheet view. A2007 doesn't seem to want me to be able to do that. How do I filter a table by multiple values while in datasheet view to be able to delete some records.

Background:
I get a datasheet in every month that, due to marketing to the same customers in different month, the YTD file I get has duplicate accounts. I have to delete one of the records, but the criteria for deletion aren't something I can query for. This is why I need it open in datasheet view.

My alternative is to make a table out of the duplicate entries, delete those from the original table, then append the cleaned accounts. This seems rather kludgy.

tl;dr How do I filter a table in datasheet view


How to prevent duplicate entries????
I'm trying to prevent duplicate entries into a movie database. I'm trying to submit actors names on a form, but if their name already exists in my actor table, then how do I have the form tell me they already exist and lets me select that entry that's already in the table? I would like to know how to do this in the Macro builder not SQL