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Importing records from one table to multiple tables

Question asked by temporos on Jul 7, 2009
Latest reply on Jul 8, 2009 by temporos


Importing records from one table to multiple tables


I completely redesigned the database I was using, because I made the first one before I fully understood table relationships.  My new database uses three tables: "Customers," "Jobs," and "Accounts Receivable."  The old database has all the information in one gigantic table.  So, each record features a unique job and unique A/R data, but not unique customer data (one customer may have multiple jobs).


To avoid having to manually type all these in again, I need to transfer the information from the old, single-table database to the new, multi-table database, without loss of connections between jobs, customers, and A/R.  All the jobs would need to be transferred, but I'd like to avoid having duplicate records in the Customers table.  Is this kind of import possible?