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SQL insert into

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Should be easy enough.

Trying to insert ID's from one table into another using the name of their ID photo as a reference. Two tables in an Access Database and I'm running the SQL from MSQuery. Which is all I've got available in this environment.

Thought this should work but I'm obviously messing up somewhere.

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Insert into CARD_DATA.ID
select CRDHLD.crdhld_ID
from CRDHLD
where CARD_DATA.CM_PHOTO = CRDHLD.photo 
Any help please?
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Re: SQL insert into

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PM RRF - he has been helping me. Jamin has also been very helpful. I think you need the table name in the insert statement - but what do I know?!

This is what I found:

INSERT INTO tblB(Field1, Field2,...)
SELECT Field1, Field2,...
FROM tbla
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Re: SQL insert into

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Correctamundo Tribble....

The general form of an insert statement is as follows

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INSERT INTO [TABLENAME]
  [(COL1[,COL2[,COL3[...]]])]
VALUES
  [(VALUE1[,VALUE2[,VALUE3[...]]])]
So what you are looking for is this

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INSERT INTO [CARD_DATA]
  ([CARD_DATA].[ID])
  VALUES (
    (SELECT [CRDHLD].[CRDHLD_ID] FROM [CRDHLD])
  )
WHERE [CARD_DATA].[CM_PHOTO] = [CRDHLD].[PHOTO]
Do note that depending on the sub-query it might not allow you to use sub-queries in insert statements.
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Re: SQL insert into

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Told you he could help you
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Re: SQL insert into

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Insert into CARD_DATA (ID)
select CRDHLD.crdhld_ID
from CRDHLD
where CARD_DATA.CM_PHOTO = CRDHLD.photo 
I personally don't use VALUES in my insert statements unless I'm putting in values manually... personal preference, and so I have been told, not ideal :)

The sub query should be fine, but if it moans, use select into instead

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SELECT CRDHLD.crdhld_ID
INTO CARD_DATA.ID
FROM CRDHLD
WHERE CARD_DATA.CM_PHOTO = CRDHLD.photo
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Hmmm ye coming to think about it... only time I have seen SQL complain about a sub-query an insert is when you use the values clause.
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Sorted thanks - client did it themselves...
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