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I have 3 tables that I am trying to query. 

Members - has user info to include  (UserId, Username)
MessageInfo -has (MessagetId, MessageFrom, MessageTo)
MessageText - (MessageId, PostText)

I want to query these together together and I'm not sure how to tie the 3 together. I can quest each individually but I'm having no success getting a query that incorporates them all. 

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,
E

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You need to redesign the table so they have a common link

Members = fields Userid, username ect...
MessageInfo = fields MessageID, [b]Userid[/b], MessageFrom, MessageTo ect...
MessageText = MessageID, PostText ect...

By adding the Userid in the message info table you can now link like so:

Members.Userid = MessageInfo.Userid AND MessageInfo.MessageId = MessageText.MessageId

Hope that helps

Ray

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Sorry if it doesn't make sense I can do this on MSAccess since I'm more familiar with it, so I apologize if I sound ignorant on this...

[b]Members = fields: Userid, username ect...
MessageInfo = fields: MessageID, Userid, MessageFrom, MessageTo ect...
MessageText = fields: MessageID, PostText ect...[/b]

Anyhow couldn't this be done:

- take the MessageInfo, which has the same field "[b]MessageID[/b]", link to MessageText's "[b]MessageId[/b]" to get the "[b]PostText[/b]"
- then link the MessageInfo's "[b]UserId[/b]" to the Members' "[b]UserId[/b]" to get the "[b]Username[/b]" for the "[b]MessageFrom[/b]" and "[b]MessageTo[/b]" ?

that being said and if it can be done, can anyone help me figure out how to do it?

Thanks,
E

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As long as there is relationship between pairs of tables, you'll be fine.

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What do I use to "link" between the tables in a query though?  That is where I am lost....

Thanks again,
E

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What information do you ultimately want to retrieve back in this query?

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