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MS Access: First Function

This MSAccess tutorial explains how to use the Access First function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Access First function returns the first value from the result set of a query.


The syntax for the Microsoft Access First function is:

First ( expression )

Parameters or Arguments

expression is the value that you'd like to return from the result set. The First function only returns the first value in the result set.


First (SupplierID)

In this example, the First function would return the first SupplierID value.

Applies To

The First function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Access:

  • Access 2013, Access 2010, Access 2007, Access 2003, Access XP, Access 2000

Example (in SQL/Queries)

You can use the First function in a query in Microsoft Access.

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