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copying from v5 to v9 from single table to set

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  • copying from v5 to v9 from single table to set

    Ok, I am about to undertake updating and revamping our database from v5 to v9. I know v10 just came out, but the boss had already purchased v9 a while back, and I don't see any need to upgrade for what we are using it for at the moment.

    Now my question is this. In our existing database, which I created about 4-5 years ago, I compiled all of our reports into a single large table. At the time I didn't know any better, and it's a horrible design. Large, clunky and very inelegant. For this new version, I am creating a set with the Parent table holding all of the relevant initial data, about 10 fields. I have split up the data into similar groupings(same stuff in one table) with them all being linked back to the parent table via the unique Record_Id that is created when a new report is created.

    Now, ultimately I am going to have to copy all of the existing records, currently about 20,000 of them, into this new setup. Will the best way to do it be to simply copy it field by field and place them into the corresponding child tables, or is there an easier way? I have tried to make it simple by keeping all of the field names the same, they are just now dispersed among the child tables.

    The current single table has 160 fields, so it's going to be ugly no matter what, but hopefully this new setup will make things easier to deal with in the future.

    Also, is there anyway that I can copy all of the existing field rules in a similar manner from the one table to the many tables so that I don't have to set them again manually? I am assuming it will have to be field by field as well, but if there is an easier way I would sure appreciate the help. Thanks!

    Jason

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    Re: copying from v5 to v9 from single table to set

    append operations for each of new tables using the old table as the transaction table....
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