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    I have an Excel file from Quickbooks that is a Sales Order report.
    I have created an Alpha DAO import of this SO report and the table is called "Work_Order.tbl"

    I have a table already set up in Alpha called "iteminventoryassemblyline.tbl"
    This is a parts list of the "Item" field in the "Work_Order.tbl"
    The "iteminventoryassemblyline.tbl" has a field called "Name".
    The linking fields of the 2 tables, are, "Item" in the "Work_Order.tbl", and "Name" in the "iteminventoryassemblyline.tbl"
    What I am trying to accomplish is print out a report showing how many parts of the "iteminventoryassemblyline.tbl" I need for the "Work_Order.tbl"
    In the field "iteminventoryassemblyquantiy", I need to multiply this times the "Qty" field in the "Work_Order.tbl" to show how many of the "iteminventoryassemblyitem01" field I need.
    I am not sure which operation to do this.
    Any help nudging me in the right direction would be appreciated .
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    Win7, 64 bit
    Qbks 2018 Enterprise

  • #2
    Re: db help

    Hi David,

    Sounds like what you are asking about is BOM (Bill of Materials). The way I see this, you have a table with the parent of the assembly part and a child table of all the items that make up the part with the quantities of each item required for the part. Now when you call the Works_Order report it will look at the child table and multiply the number of items needed for that part by the number parts required.

    There have been several threads about BOM. Do a search and see what else pops up.
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert

    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!


    • #3
      Re: db help


      I see that your work order table contains several records for the "job", each of which is liimited to a single part. I see that your items table lists the items that will be used to create the part. If my "vision" is right, then one approach to this would be to create a new set, reversing the order of your tables. If you make the items table primary and link one-to-one to the work order table I think you could generate the report you need. To do this you'd group the records in the report by work order number, and then within each work order group you'd group the items by item number ( or descrip ). The report probably won't have or need a details band. Instead the heavy lifting would be done in the items group footer, where you'd sum the item quantities after first having calculated the necessary quantities for each part. You're swimming in the deep end of the reporting pool. Does any of what I've written make sense to you?


      • #4
        Re: db help

        Thanks Keith, I did some searching after your suggestion. I wasn't for sure what to search for but BOM is good. From what I have read it does sound complicated.
        Thanks Tom, I will try that. I just was having a hard time getting started. That will give me something to work on.
        Win7, 64 bit
        Qbks 2018 Enterprise
        QODBC R/W