ReportSmith 3.0 Linking
Posted on 1997-04-29
I am using ReportSmith 3.0 and I am having problems
with a master/detail relationship.
I am using 3 Paradox tables:
BM - Broker Master file (Main table for report).
PT - Policy transaction (Detail file) - Index Broker Code.
PM - Policy Master file (Lookup File) - Index Policy Number.
I have linked the first two tables.
BM->Broker Code -------> PT->Broker Code
This works great, however I need to relate each PT record
to the last file PM to pick up names and addresses.
(The PM file is a large database +- 100 000 records!)
The link is a follows:
PT->Policy Number --------> PM->Policy Number
When I do this I have to wait for ages while it sorts
through what seems like the whole PM file (15-20mins)
this is unacceptable. Do you know how I might
speed up the process or create a better link.
The PM file does have an index on the Policy Number field.
What I need is a one to one lookup on the Policy Number.
Some PT records may not have a Policy Number in which
case I want it to return a blank.
Thanking you in advance for your help.
Hopewell and Associates
Business Information Systems.