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Grouping by Lastname in a Table or Browse

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  • #16
    Re: Grouping by Lastname in a Table or Browse

    Yes, it is. 3-4 seconds to do it. That's pretty cool. Thanks.

    Just timed it with my c-phone stop watch. 2.75 seconds.
    Last edited by forskare; 04-01-2015, 07:38 PM.
    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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    • #17
      Re: Grouping by Lastname in a Table or Browse

      You could also use a post operation where the Master table is the same as the Transaction table using for a match an expression: first+last and post only to records that have blank ID fields from records only (from the Transaction table) that has a value in the ID field. A little tricky but works great.

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      • #18
        Re: Grouping by Lastname in a Table or Browse

        Hello G.,

        Not sure how that would work with my setup. Several dbf tables were combined into one. The customerid field will need to group the lastname+firstname fields so the same names will all have the same customerid. After adding and populating 2 other id fields, the table will be copied twice (3 tables altogether) and then each table will be sized down to meet the field requirements of each. Since T1 and T2 are linked 1:M by customerid and T2 and T3 are linked together by the T2 ID field. Now, I can go to T1 and remove the duplicates. I don't know how the blank fields would fit into your idea as there is really no difference in the populating structure. The blank fields are not a problem, so no special consideration is needed. This will be a one time use of the script. As far as posting and appending, I think a post or append operation will be slower than the code.

        Thanks for the interesting suggestion, It may well come in handy for smaller tasks so it will certainly be worth adding to the list of ways to do things.
        TYVM :) kenn

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