Query most recent records only

I am not having much luck with trying to write a query to find the last (most
recent dates) 5 records for ALL names listed in the 'Customers' table.

SELECT tblOrders.*, tblCustomers.ID
FROM tblOrders RIGHT JOIN tblCustomers ON tblOrders.Name = tblCustomers.Name
ORDER BY tblCustomers.ID, tblOrders.Date;

Appreciate any help,

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hi Kevin,

On 05.03.2010 05:23, KevinE via AccessMonster.com wrote:
> I am not having much luck with trying to write a query to find the last (most
> recent dates) 5 records for ALL names listed in the 'Customers' table.

FROM tblOrders O
RIGHT JOIN tblCustomers C
ON O.Name = C.Name

btw, I'm quite sure that you have normalization problem. Why do you need 
to join by name?

--> stefan <--
3/5/2010 8:44:52 AM
Stefan Hoffman's solution gives you the top five by date in table orders over 
all customers (basically 5 orders).

If you mean you want the top 5 orders by date for each customer then that can 
also be done using a correlated sub-query in the WHERE clause.  That would 
look something like the following.  I guessed that tblOrders has a primary key 
named OrderID.  You do need a primary key in the tblOrders.

SELECT tblOrders.*, tblCustomers.ID
FROM tblOrders RIGHT JOIN tblCustomers
ON tblOrders.Name = tblCustomers.Name
WHERE tblOrders.OrderID in
    (SELECT TOP 5 OrderID
     FROM TblOrders as Temp
     WHERE Temp.Name =tblOrders.Name
     ORDER BY Temp.Date DESC, TEMP.OrderID)
ORDER BY tblCustomers.ID, tblOrders.Date

John Spencer
Access MVP 2002-2005, 2007-2010
The Hilltop Institute
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Stefan Hoffmann wrote:
> hi Kevin,
> On 05.03.2010 05:23, KevinE via AccessMonster.com wrote:
>> I am not having much luck with trying to write a query to find the 
>> last (most
>> recent dates) 5 records for ALL names listed in the 'Customers' table.
> FROM tblOrders O
> RIGHT JOIN tblCustomers C
> ON O.Name = C.Name
> btw, I'm quite sure that you have normalization problem. Why do you need 
> to join by name?
> mfG
> --> stefan <--
3/5/2010 2:40:36 PM

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