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Moving Records between Tables or use Layout Trigger?

Question asked by ChadGist on Jan 14, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 15, 2014 by philmodjunk


Moving Records between Tables or use Layout Trigger?


     I know this has been discussed a few times on these forums, but I am still unclear on what the best solution is for me.

     We use our database to track orders that are in process. At some point I would like to mark a record as Shipped by marking the shipped date on a drop down calendar, which will then remove the record from the existing layout, or at least hide it. I would then like to use this field to chart our Shipped data by day, month, year, etc. and keep that history forever.

     My first shot at this was to use a Layout Enter script that would perform a find and omit records. This worked until I tried to perform an additional quick find, and then the Shipped records would show back up. Is there a better way to set up the layout script?...or do I want to import these records into a new table, and then delete them from the old table? If it makes any difference, we'll probably be adding a few thousand records per year.

     Thanks for the help!