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  1. #1
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    Access DSum syntax error using Date Criteria

    Hi - Hope someone can help!

    I am writing a query using Table 1 with fields Account, StartDate, Enddate. I am trying to sum field Amountx from (table) Transactions for Transactions field Datex is smaller than Table1 field StartDate.

    I can do this using a constant and get a correct result "Paidx: DSum("Amountx","Transactions","[Datex]<=#" & '30/4/2012' & "#")"

    But if I use the field StartDate then I get a null answer : Paid: DSum("Amountx","Transactions","[Datex]<=#" & [StartDate] & "#")

    Can anyone help please? This is driving me mad.

    Regards - SueMe

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    The DSum above references table Transactions only.
    You could use a totals query to do what you want.

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