Data question

Discussion in 'Access Conversion' started by Eric Brenner, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Eric Brenner

    Eric Brenner Guest

    Simple question.

    I have a Inventory Database that I am making updates to. One of the
    requirements is that they want to calculate a labor charge based on
    our company's standard labor rate. Instead of hard-coding this into a
    function, I would like to have this accessable to certain individuals
    that have authority to change this. Should I store this value in a
    table, a text file, somewhere else?

    Your opinions are greatly appreciated!
    Eric Brenner, Oct 21, 2011
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  2. Eric Brenner

    Tony Toews Guest

    You should store this in a table with a start and end date.

    You will then either want to

    1) have multiple records in this table so you can lookup the labour
    charge rate as required.

    2) store the labour rate with each transaction so you can retrieve the
    proper rate in future years.

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    Tony Toews, Oct 23, 2011
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