Access | Advanced queries exercise | Grouping - songs by artist

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Software ==> Access  (66 exercises)
Version ==> Access 2010 and later
Topic ==> Advanced queries  (16 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Courses ==> Access Querying  /  Access Developers
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Open the database in the above folder.

Create a query showing the number of Xmas songs each artist has recorded, and then sort it so that the most successful artist appears first:

Access 2010 exercise - Advanced queries (image 1)

Cliff rules the Christmas charts!

Save this query as SongsByArtist, then close it and the database down.

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07 Jan 20 at 01:30

So, it took me forever to figure this out, but to match what the solution shows, you must Sort: Rank by StDev(Standard Deviation).

Can anyone elaborate as to why that's the method we're sorting by?

07 Jan 20 at 09:57

This is definitely not true!  All that you need to do is to apply grouping to the query, then sort by the Count field.