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Links vs using a dd box

Question asked by Scruff on Oct 4, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 4, 2011 by philmodjunk


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