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    Unanswered: How to properly use a lookup table

    Hi all I have a silly question, I am wondering how to properly use a lookup table. I have a form that has 4 combo boxes that are synchronized, the values in them come from another table that has all the school information for school in the county (got it off a governement website). when the users choose a school name the rest of the combo boxes display the data pertaining to that school. Is this the correct use of the table or no??

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    Sounds good to me.

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    when the user chooses a school the other combo boxes are chosen also (synchroned). they also update the table? is that ok?? So if we get a new student and they have school information that we can enter into the database we can choose from one combo boxe (school_name) and it makes for less data entry. is that ok too??

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    I'd only carry the Primary Key from your lookup table to another table. That way if something like a school name, district, population, grades, or whatever else is in the lookup changes then you change your lookup table and that magically updates every table that uses the Primary Key.

    -PatP
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