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    Unanswered: Lookup Table

    Can someone explain the purpose of a look up table please. I'm just trying to make sure I'm understanding this correctly
    Last edited by desireemm; 10-01-10 at 19:56.

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    Basically it holds the list of valid options. Commonly used as the row source for a combo box.
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    depends onwhaqt you mean
    Access provides an option called the look up wizard... which is, in my books an abomination to be avoided at all costs...
    and what db developers refer to a look up table
    a lookup table is another table which has a collection of options
    it could be, say, 'titles', such as Mr, Mrs, Prof, Miss, Ms what ever
    it could be say, shipping options such as post, courier, parcel, fedex, ups etc....
    it could be say product types in a product table.
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