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  • What solution to adopt

    Hi guys, I need some help.

    I have attached an Excel file that is the result of my table (RAR format) , this table contains the orders made from customers, I though, according the Italian law, for each order I must issue a receipt. Now the receipt number must be sequential and has to be increased automatically.

    But how do I add a field into the table that is incremented automatically if I have a customer who has placed an order ( see the ORDERID number 1230643) but he has bought different products?

    If I check to this order a receipt number 001, the next receipt number will be required to be the number 002 for the next ORDERID

    What solution to adopt

    Thatnk you for your help
    Attached Files

    Skype: cris-do

  • #2
    Re: What solution to adopt

    I'm not sure I understand your problem? If an order has multiple items then you need two tables. An order_header table and an order_items table. This would be a 1:M set. The order_header table has an auto-increment field for order_no and that field can be the linking value in the set. Is that what you want?
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    • #3
      Re: What solution to adopt

      Adding to Peter's excellent advice, take a look at the AlphaSports invoice set and how the forms and reports associated with it operate.
      There can be only one.


      • #4
        Re: What solution to adopt

        If this data is coming to you from a third party in this format you will need to normalise it to follow the system Peter suggested.
        So if your website sends the info of transactions out in this format you need to split it up.

        Normalisation is well explained on the internet.
        Basically you only need one copy of

        Postal Code
        E-mail fields on the spreadsheet put these in the header (table)

        OrderId is the primary key in the header and a foreign key (Link) items table

        Num Item
        Currency fields are in Items (table)

        The other fields are put in once if they are customer dependant and every time if they are item dependant.

        If you are doing everything then just create the 2 tables as Peter suggested.



        • #5
          Re: What solution to adopt

          Thanks Guys, even under normal conditions I would have done so,

          What I have not told you is, that my client receives from another company every day just a file in Excel format with the orders made by customers.( the Excel file previously attached) Now these orders, sometimes are more than 200 per day, I can not say at my client that must fill every single receipt for every order (it would be crazy by hand ...) , and so i search for an automated way to import this Excel file and automatically create another table with the receipt numbers .

          You suggested me a way to operate . I test and then I tell you the results

          Skype: cris-do


          • #6
            Re: What solution to adopt

            If I was doing this I would use Flowheater.

            I will make a little video give me an hour


            • #7
              Re: What solution to adopt

              Hi Chris Just Published the Video.

              The process that I follow with similar projects is to put the spreadsheet into a folder. (FTP or manual)
              I then set Flowheater to run as a batch file at a set time each day.
              The video gives a brief indication of what you can do.