I have a table of devices:
NET_TABLE: vendor - model - location - name - contract - owner (plus about 30 more columns)
The ops team copies that table removes some columns and creates more columns:
OPS_TABLE: vendor - model - location - name - notes - engineer - customer (plus about 40 more columns)
Whenever I add a new device (row) the ops team has to copy the new table and go thru a cumbersome process to keep their data.
This seems really inefficient. I don't really want to populate my table with their columns.
I'm thinking there must be a way to "union" or "join" my table with their table to pick up only new "vendor - model - location - name" rows, but I can't figure out the syntax to do it.
"union" seems to want a matching number of columns, and "join" seems only to find commonalities.
I can't seem to wrap my head around how to solve this, but it seems like a really simple problem.
Thanks Chris . . .I will try that now. They say they only need to add data to a row, and NOT delete.