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Read Racing Table Design by David L @ 6/25/2017
Spent some time working on this one.  The update query works great!  The form is not as slick as I want it to be, because I need to pull in the Drivers from a separate table.  This is more advanced and probably covered in a future lesson, so I will keep plugging along.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Depending on how you want to show Drivers you could either use a Sub Form or a DLOOKUP.
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Read Racing Table Design by David L @ 6/16/2017
Thanks, Alex!  This was very helpful, but way ahead of where I am in my learning.  Still working on the beginner lessons!

The tasks I have laid out are:
1. Create tables to store the race results- looks like my Results Table, Race Table, and Drivers Table are coming along appropriately.

2. Create a form to enter new race results.

3. Calculate the scores for each driver performance in each race.  Drivers get a point value depending upon their finishing position, plus bonuses for laps led during the race.  I was originally trying to calculate these in the table, but it seems that they should be calculated in a query instead.

4. Create reports such as points leaders and race winners.  

I am sure I will have plenty more questions along the way.  Thanks again!

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Rome wasn't built in a day.
Try to break it up into small chunks, get one piece working, then move onto the next.
Happy to answer more questions, if and when they come up.
Database design at the start is key, so don't rush into anything, try small sample projects first to make sure the concept is correct but from what I've read it looks like the you're going in the right direction.
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Read Racing Table Design by David L @ 6/15/2017
I am a new Access user building a database to track results of auto races.  So far, there are 18 races, each with 43 entrants (out of a pool of 58- since not every driver qualifies for each race).

My question is- how should the table by designed to store the results?  I am assuming that there will be one table to store the races, another table to store the drivers, and a third table to input the results.  Each result should be a separate record "ResultID" with links to "RaceID" and "DriverID".  

Am I on the right track?

(Pun intended.)

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Indeed you are, and thanks for the pun! we need more of this in the forum.

The Attendance Tip might be handy.
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