Hello, several members of this site have been helping me try to make the attached form Normalized. I've made many changes, but I'm still not there yet. In particular, I'm not sure I understand how relationships should be created between the tables. Before, I simply had several 'large, non-normalized tables' which were related to one another based on the unique identifier [Call Number].
Now, I have many smaller, hopefully normal, tables.
The relationships should be as follows:
Each table, with the exception of tables which exist only to populate combo/list boxes and do not have [call number], is related by the identifier call number.
The table tblPtCharacteristics will be modified first, and after this, patients will move onto tblGroup and describe subsets of the population in tblPtCharacteristics.
TblGroup is related to the subsequent tables of tblRaceDesc, tblDisease, and tblStageCatDesc.
through the [Group] field.
TblDiseaseDesc is also related to tblStageCatDesc because it will describe a specific [Group], and [Disease].
I'm attaching an image of how these are laid out now in the relationships window (I am very new to this part so any help would be greatly appreciated.)
In addition to these relationships i have 12 'unrelated' forms that are used to populate some of the fields in this form via lookup values in table design. How should these be handled in normalization?
As always thanks again for all the help and advice,