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    Can't get tables to link properly

    Created 3 trial tables. Linked and populated the tables. Data not showing in pull down menu.


    relationships.pdf
    PopulatedTables.pdf
    DogTrial2.pdf
    accessTrial.pdf

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    the link may exist, but you haven't populated the OwnerID_FK field

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    Thank you -- I just populated that and now it works, but I guess where I started having trouble is I don't understand how I can populate that field without having to go back and manually open the other table that gives me that info. Is this the place where a lookup wizard can be applied?

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    tables are not intended for direct input of data - for that you use forms

    Note the rule for forms is one form, one table

    This demonstrates how it can be done

    1.create a main form with tbldogowners as its recordsource (this should be a single form)

    2. create another for tbldogs - would expect this to be a continuous form since one owner can have more than one dog

    3. go back to your dogowners form and insert a subform - you will be prompted for the name of the form (select dogs form) and to identify the linking fields (OwnerID and OwnerID_FK)

    job done. If you use the wizards it will take about 30 seconds - you can play with the layout once everything is working

    but it may not be how you actually want it - to do that, you need to describe your processes that result in you completing a record

    e.g. enter owner, then enter their dogs, then enter their licence

    or to update a licence - you do what? or add a new dog? what happens if an owner doesn't have license details to hand? etc

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    Thank you for your assistance. I appreciate your help.

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