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Lookup Fields in SQL Server Management Studio

Is there any equivalent in SQL Server Mgmt Studio to the lookup field in MS Access?  With multiple foreign keys to different tables, it would be nice not to have to join tables each time and just be able to see the name assocated to the auto generated ID
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
no, in Mgt Studio this is not possible.
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Aaron ShiloChief Database ArchitectCommented:
SQL Server does not have the ability to set up a Lookup field like MS Access does. You will have to do this individually in your application.
You can, however, create views that will query the related table structures and show you the actual values corresponding to the keys stored in your table.
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
What you need is to create a cross-reference table that contains all the "multiple foreign keys".  You will find this approach is far superior as it supports indexing on the columns and will therefore produce good performance on large tables.
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