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How to create records in one table using another?

Question asked by RonaldCarr on Apr 16, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2013 by philmodjunk

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How to create records in one table using another?

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     I am writing an application for a Job Bank.
     I have the following tables:
     Jobseeker        PKContactID
     Jobseeker Skills    FKContactID and FKSkillID
     Open Jobs        PKJobID
     Open Jobs Skills Needed    PKJobID and FKSkillID
     Referrals (A list of Jobseekers with matching skills

     for a Job)

     I have the relations set up so that when I display a
     specific Open Job, there are two portals, once which
     shows the related Open Jobs Skills Needed, and the
     other Jobseekers with skills that match.

     I can then flag specific Jobseekers with the job
     number.

     Problem: I then want to create Referral records for

     each Jobseeker/Job combination.
     I am assuming a button on the Job layout which will
     run a script to create these records: this would be
     used immediately after selecting specific Jobseekers:

     there would be records created only for the Jobseekers
     that are selected for one single job.

     I do not see how I will access the Jobseeker records
     that have been flagged and create a Referral record
     for each one.

     If I Find matching records in a Jobseeker layout, the
     add a record to referrals, then the focus is now on a
     Referral record and I have lost the ability to cycle
     thru the Jobseeker records.

     I hope this is clear...

     Thanks for any thoughts.

     Ron

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