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Access Parent Child Table

Posted on 2014-02-17
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Hi

I am new to development and wondering how a table would be created with a tree.  I have seen an example but not sure what properties should be set..  Ie Expand (+) a child table in a way of a drilldown.  I am looking for a basic example

Eg Table !
Name,Address CarModel

Eg Table 2 (Drill down from above table)
CarModel, Engine CC, Gears,

Thanks
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All you need to do is to create relationship between these tables. Open Database Tools -> Relationships. Select your Table1 and Table2. Then use your mouse to drag CarModel Column from one table to another. This will bring a dialog (similar to one below) where you can specify additional options. FYI, relationship in Access is a feature commonly known as Foreign KeyTable Relationship
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The trick to make this work is to create a lookup from table1 to table2. Then in Table3 you will get the drill down items you seek. See the attached example db file.
Access-Parent-Child-Table.accdb
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In general:
table1 (idt1, name1, other fields)
table2 (idt1, idt2, name2, other fields)
table3 (idt2, idt3, name3, other fields)
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If you fill the tables with test data, and open table2, you can drill down to table3.
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by:PatHartman
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The trick to make this work is to create a lookup from table1 to table2.
Lookups at the table level are a crutch for those who don't know how to create a query.  They will cause nothing but trouble once you learn to use queries and code.  Professional developers advise strongly against using them.  If you want a combo, put it on a form.  If you want to display lookup data in a query, use a query that joins the main table to the lookup table.
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thanks no I understand it well. Sorry for late response
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