Designing and employee vacation / holiday database

Discussion in 'Access Beginners' started by Chris Strug, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. Chris Strug

    Chris Strug Guest


    As something of a pet project, I'm looking to develop a tool to track
    employee holiday (or vacation for those of us in the US) for my company -
    good for the company (if I get something usuable working) and good practice
    for me.

    Before I even open Access I want to get the relationships sorted.

    First looks indicate two basic entities:

    - ID
    - Forename
    - Surname
    - Dept
    - other employee details.... etc etc
    - holiday allowance (number of days)

    - Holiday ID
    - Employee ID
    - Holiday Start Date
    - Holiday End Date

    Then its a simple one Employee to many Holiday records. Queries can handle
    days taken by employee X and so on. Business rules handled by forms (not
    letting X take more than their allowance, etc).

    Now assuming that is a workable model, what I'd like to do (and this is
    where I'm stuck) is to include a feature where I can link employees so for
    example, employee X cannot be on holiday if employee Y is on holiday that
    date or employee Z is. I.e. with-in a department there may be that only two
    of its employees may be off at any one time.

    Any ideas? I'm near certain I'm going to require another table linked to
    employees but I'm stuck as to how to develop it. Can anyone suggest how I
    should develop my table structures. I don't want to be spoon fed but some
    pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

    Any and all replies are gratefully received.


    Chris Strug, Nov 9, 2004
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  2. Chris Strug

    Guest Guest

    i've done that already.
    post your email and i will sent it to you.
    it doesn't do all that you listed but you might be able to
    use it as a model and idea getter.
    Guest, Nov 9, 2004
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  3. Chris Strug

    Chris Strug Guest


    Thanks for the reply. Assuming that the database is quite small (under 2
    megs) my mail address is solace1884 .at. hotmail dot com.

    If its over that then let me know and I'll work something out - I'm sure you
    understand that I'd rather not mention my main address in Usenet :)

    Thanks again

    Chris Strug, Nov 9, 2004
  4. Chris Strug

    Khaled M.Abd El-Alim

    Feb 17, 2015
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    Chris strug Can you send me that file if you please khaled.alim at hot mail
    Khaled M.Abd El-Alim, Feb 17, 2015
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