Links vs using a dd box
This is probably an insidiously simple questions, but here goes.
If I am using a table merely to provide values via a Drop Down Box, should I or do I have to actually have it linked to the table that receives the value? It seems useless and a waste of resources to do so.
For example, if I have a master table thet lists all of the types of vehicles in a fleet, and one field in the table is for "Make of Vehicle". If the table providing the values has "Chevrolet; Ford; Chrysler" etc. and all I want to do is store the numerical code value for "Chevrolet" etc. do I or should I maintain that as a link to the master table?
Thanks in advance for the education