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Early Payment Discounts

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I'm looking for some advice on how to store early payment discounts in a database table.

Some customers offer 10 net 30 2% some offer 10 net 21 5%, etc.

I was thinking about creating a discounts table, but structuring it is where I'm lost at.

I have a vendors table which would store the ID of the discount, but exactly how would I structure the discounts table to hold all of these different possibilities?
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Presumably your table includes an internal discount field along with a payment field.
You would then determine whether the payment is early and what discount applies to populate the discount column while entering the amount paid into the ament column.
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Missed the question, you would associate a vendor id with a discountid. Presumably you can not group discounts
I.e. have a shared discounts. The dilemma is which will have more rows, the population of every possible discount option that each vendor will select.
I.e. if you only have a limited set of discount options, you can limit the vendor to selecting one of the discount options.
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