4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2012 1:53 PM by philmodjunk

    Help a Newbie



      Help a Newbie


      Here's the task

      I have an excel spreadsheet that has become to large to be used efficiently.

      It really should be a database.

      I track patients cholesterol levels, call them to change treatment and when it's time to retest.

      I have only about 8 fields, but excel can't handle the 2000+ records efficiently.


      Here are my fields:

      1. Name

      2. Medical Record #

      3. Last Test Date

      4. Last Test Value

      5. Contact Type (Phone, Letter, E-Mail)

      6. Contact Date

      7. Notes

      8. Next retest date (This is a date calculated by the last test value and date)

      If Last Test Value < 100 Retest Date = Last Test Date + 182 days

      If Last Test Value > 99 Retest Date = Last Test Date + 50 days


      I planned on having three tables:

      1. Members

      Would Contain (MRN and Name)

      2. Results

      Would Contain (MRN + Last Test Date + Last Test Value)

      3. Contacts

      Would contain (MRN + Contact Type + Contact Date + Notes)


      I was able to import from the Excel file, but it all ended up in one table (Members)

      I was able to go to Manage Database and add the other tables (Contacts + Results) but each table contained all fields

      How do I eliminate the unwanted fields from each table?

      Can anyone help set this up?