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I've been asked to add functionality to my existing db. I want to be able to gives students 5 % credit discount when they buy blocks of ten credits every month when they the parents of existing student recommend a new student and the student joins and for as long as the new student stays.

I didn't really want a new table of the parents so how is the best way to achieve this goal. Ive embedded the relationship diagram and I guess it revolves around the student and payment table.

They can make more than one recommendation and receive multiple discounts for each student they bring that stays even if that means we owe them money.

Not sure if this is a good way
I have to count up the number of recommendations somehow
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You can add one field to table tblStudents (if one student can be recommended by only one existing student):
Recommended_By_Student_FK with link to this table itself.

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PeterBaileyUkAuthor Commented:
ok so I dont need a new table
PeterBaileyUkAuthor Commented:
So my instinct was right to add that last field you can see it in the student table
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PeterBaileyUkAuthor Commented:
So I put that in the new students entry then it works
Yes, sorry, I didn't noticed it
Add tblStudents to Relationships once more and link it to first instance
PeterBaileyUkAuthor Commented:
ok yes

I extracted the data in a query like this

SELECT TblStudents.Student_ID, Count(TblStudents_1.RecommendedBy_FK) AS CountOfRecommendedBy_FK
FROM TblStudents LEFT JOIN TblStudents AS TblStudents_1 ON TblStudents.Student_ID = TblStudents_1.RecommendedBy_FK
GROUP BY TblStudents.Student_ID
HAVING (((Count(TblStudents_1.RecommendedBy_FK)) Is Not Null));

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so now I can add to relationships too. do I need to enforce and cascade also not sure of the join type did I link between correct fields
PeterBaileyUkAuthor Commented:
I think this is correct nowex4
PeterBaileyUkAuthor Commented:
Thank you worked a treat
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