Access ODBC connection and relations in MySQL
Posted on 2004-04-11
I have made a good connection from Access to a mySql database. I can put an Access form over a table in MySql, which gives me the opportunity to create, update, delete records in the MYSQL table perfectly. However the relations between the tables in the Mysql database are, if you look in the records, made by comma seperate values??
For example an employee can work in the building a to z. The actual buildings he is working in are written in the "building" field as i.e. A, D, G, Z. The tabel building contains the buildings details.
Is this the way Mysql is controlling relations or is this bad programming of the guy who made the (interactive) website (PHP) on top of this MSQ database ??
How can I tell Access that in this case a relation exists of an employee with building A,D,G,Z. Access sees only a field with comma seperate text??
With kind regards,