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  1. #1
    Zstar91 is offline Novice
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    Angry MS Access - movement simulation


    i would like to ask for support with an ,,easy,, task. I have two different tables, where in one table there is a list of unique records (ProductsT) with an unique Field [LabelID].

    Then i have a second table which should record all movements (MovementT) of [LabelID] so there are many lines with [LabelID] and Unique is only the Time Entry.

    Now i need to connect those two tables with the fields [Actual location], [Last movement] -> TO (ProductsT) FROM (MovementT) [Destination location], [Date/Time Entry], WHERE [LabelID] - last of recordset:

    Once again:
    If new record in (MovementT) AND (MovementT).[LabelID] = (ProductsT).[LabelID] Then
    Copy (MovementT).[Destination location]-Previous Record To (MovementT).[Previous location]-New Record

    (MovementT).[Destination location] is new input

    Copy (MovementT).[Destination location] To (ProductsT).[Actual location]
    Update in both tables [Last movement] and [Date/Time Entry] by Date

    See my 2 screenshots, where i manualy filled the data as example - Target is to have a Form, where i scan(enter) LabelID - get all data from Products, fill in 1 field (Destination location) and after save(confirm) above should be done automatically.

    Many thanks in advance

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    Last edited by Zstar91; 06-18-2021 at 04:45 AM. Reason: additional explanation

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    orange is offline Moderator
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    I'm wondering what the underlying business is. Many years ago there was a poster trying to move equipment from one location to another OR replace equipment with another from Inventory. All movements were recorded as transactions. Here is the link to the thread.

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    Micron is online now Virtually Inert Person
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    Methinks you'd have an easier and less risky job of it if you only had a Location field in movements. Then the last location is simply the record where Max of the Dates for the item that was moved, and you'd get that from a subquery. Don't use a subquery and you get all movements in chronological order when sorted by date.

    Trying to get field values from related records when those values are in another field is hard enough. Getting them in correctly is even harder and is something that I would avoid. Maybe the approach that you're wanting to use here is influenced by Excel-itis?
    - "doesn't work" doesn't help. Implement changes in copies of your database.
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    ssanfu is offline Master of Nothing
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    Looking at your post, I would say you should redesign your tables. You are duplicating data in different tables.

    ProductID_PK         Autonumber
    ProjectNumber        Text
    ProjectName          Text
    SerialNumber         Text
    LabelID              Text  (Not sure what LabelID means - maybe needs a better name?)
    Remarks              Text
    MovementID_PK              Autonumber
    ProductID_FK               Long Integer    (Link to tblProducts)
    EmployeeID_FK              Long Integer    (Link to tblEmployees)       (CreatedBy)
    SourceLocationID_FK        Long Integer    (Link to tblLocations)       (SourceLocation)
    DestinationLocationID_FK   Long Integer    (Link to tblLocations)  (DestinationLocation)
    CreationDate               Date/Time
    EmployeeID_PK       Autonumber
    FirstName           Text
    LastName            Text
    EmployeeNumber      Text
    LocationID_PK        Autonumber
    Location             Text

    You would not try to enter/edit data using tables. You would have a main form (Projects) and a sub form (Movements).
    For the main and sub form record sources, I would use queries.
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    Zstar91 is offline Novice
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    Sorry for my late reply, I will try this option and let's see..

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