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Consolidate Tables with Helper Data
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Facebook Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   38 days ago

Consolidating Multiple Small Tables into One Table using Helper Data


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Do you have a million tiny tables in your database? Name prefix, suffix, title, lead source, marital status, gender, the list goes on. You want to store this information in a table (properly so) because you want to be able to easily edit the list and use that same list anywhere in your database. However, all those tons of little tables in your Navigation Pane are annoying and clutter your database. In this video, I'll show you how to consolidate all of those tiny tables into one Helper Data table to keep things nice and tidy.

Sara from Osaka, Japan (a Gold Member) asks: Help! I've got way too many tables and linked tables in my database. Most of them are small with only a few records in them, but I need them. I've got tables for: name prefix, suffix, contact type, lead source type, employment status, gender, marital status, the list goes on. Is there any way to consolidate this into ONE table?

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I cover the feature where the HelperF passes the new value back to the combo box that called it in my ABCD Part 2 database lessons: https://599cd.com/1387

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