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  • Joe DeFalco
    Guest replied

    H Tom. Thankyou for the quick reply... I am doing this application for my daughter who started her own Corporate Massage business... She has 25 accounts and keeps an employee roster for each account. However she uses first names when her therapists perform the massage. The employee names are handwritten on the schedule sheet.

    I have an account profile table. I have an employee profile for each account. If I merge the employee profile searching on a first name and selecting the right employee and acct is to error prone when updating the employee record of visits. So I made a separate employee table for each acct.
    When a new employee has to be entered the person selects the acct and the acct id and acct name are automatically inserted into the fields and the person only has to make sure the right acct is displayed and then enters the employee profile information. When recording the visits for each acct the individual acct and employees associated with that acct now are restricted to that acct and when searching on the first name the list is shorter and exact.

    Sorry for the winded info but more is better than less. This is what happens when u retire and offer to help . Appreciatively ...Joe DeFalco

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  • Joe DeFalco
    Guest replied

    Stan: Thankyou for replying so quickly... I hv a number of books and even viewed the documentatin on my drive which came with the software.. Could u please direct me to he page. Appreciatively ... Joe DeFalco

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  • Tom Cone Jr

    Joe, you didn't ask, but...

    Why 25 sets?

    Wouldn't the database be easier to maintain with just one table for all your accounts? Instead of using separate sets you could filter out all the records except those for a particular 'account' by running a query on the account_id whenever you need to... Then, instead of having to build 25 different forms, one for each set, you just build one and restrict the view to specific account_id records... Does this make sense?

    -- tom

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  • Stan Mathews

    :A5.Set_Enum(C lastname)

    Like the commands in the documentation for table.enum(), etc. Just missed the documentation.

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  • Joe DeFalco
    Guest started a topic MULTIPLE SETS


    I have 25 accounts and created a set for each account within my database master. I want to create a custom button using xbasic that will populate an array of sets so that when the user enters the acct id I can open the set form.

    I can't seem to find the right xbasic commands that will locate the sets and populate the array???

    Hope the above is clear for someone to help me ...

    thks and appreciatively ... Joe DeFalco