Access | Advanced queries exercise | Create a query comparing text lengths

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Software ==> Access  (66 exercises)
Version ==> Access 2010 and later
Topic ==> Advanced queries  (16 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
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Create a query called Lengths which uses the Len function to calculate the total length of each character's role, defined as the sum of:

  • the number of characters in the actor's name; plus
  • the number of characters in the film's name; plus
  • the number of characters in the name of the character being played.

Apply sorting to show that Ray Park in X-Men achieved film immortality, by having the lowest total length:

Ray Park in X-Men

Thought: what was the name of Bo Derek's character in 10?

Now reverse the sort order to show that Jonathan Pryce also stands out:

Jonathan Pryce role

At the other end of the scale ...

Close this query down.

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