Unanswered: Trying to use Relationships to See what I can Build with my Inventory
The answer to this may be very simple and I might be over thinking what I am trying to do so please bear with me.
The best way for me to explain what I am trying to do is to use the example of cars.
I have one spreadsheet that has a list of all of the inventory needs of my repair shop. So if I have 5 cars that need a door replacement for each car. The spreadsheet will have a line item for each car door that I need. It includes information such as the make, model, color, and part number of the car. So I have this really nice inventory of what I need base on the part number with full descriptions.
In addition to that I have another spreadsheet that tells me what my inventory has on hand in the shop. For an example, it will have a separate line item for every car door I have in inventory along with columns for it's make, model, color, and part number.
Here's what I would like to do. I want to be able to link my spreadsheet that has a list of all of my inventory, with the spreadsheet that has a list of all of my needs, so that I can see all of the work I can do! Is this possible?
Mind you, I am not just talking about car doors when I get down the broader scheme of things. There are many other parts, such as windows, tires, and other parts I would like to match. You get the idea. But I would be happy if it just worked for one part too.
It is not necessarily a "relationship" I am looking for between the two sheets, but more so a matching inquiry based on compatibility between customer needs and what I have in my inventory and matching them based on multiple criteria, in this case, make, model, color, part number.
I don't mind if the output showed multiple matches (for instance if I had only 5 car doors, but the system were to show me 50 possible cars I could repair with them based on the matching criteria).
Any help on relating the two spreadsheets is appreciated.
Last edited by WildSpreadSheets; 05-15-16 at 14:03.