Access 2010 training database

I am developing a access database to record training courses. I have a table with staff details, and another with course details. I want all staff to attend all courses.

I want to be able to have an overview with all of the courses listed for each staff member where I can update their status for each course, i.e. course completed, waiting for a course or on-going support.

I created a master from with the staff name in a combo box, then put a sub form in with the courses but couldn't make it work.

I am pretty novice at this so any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
So all Staff Members are to attend All Courses? If so, then you need a Join table:


You could represent this in several ways - for example, you could do this:

1. Create a Form based on the Staff table.
2. Create another form based on the tStaff_Course_Attendance table. In that form, make sure the CourseID is a Combobox. Use the Course table to show the records in the Course table.
3. Embed the form created in Step 2 into the form created in Step 1 (this would be a 'subform')
4. Make sure the subform's links are set correctly. To do that, click ONCE on the subform, and check the Properties. You should see a Master and Child link field property. The Master link field should be the Primary Key field from the Staff table, and the Child link field should be StaffID field.

Of course this is very, very basic, and I'm sure you'll have to tweak this to make it work. But it should get you started.

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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Here's the tables I did for a training database many years ago.

Have a look and I think you'll find it quite useful.

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