1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 21, 2010 8:25 AM by FentonJones

    Simple Totals problem..????



      Simple Totals problem..????


      OK, what's the best approach to accomplish:

      I have what should be a simple totaling problem.

      I have the following tables: Team, League, Schedule, Schedule_Match

      Team is a list of the teams in the league

      League has the league parameters and has a 1-to-many link to the Team table (Teams in the League)

      Schedule has a list of dates to play and a many-to-1 link to the League table

      Schedule_Match has a list of the matches and a many-to-1 link to the Schedule record


      In the Schedule_Match I enter #wins per team for that date/match

      To keep track of the standings:

      Should I create a separate Standings/Totals record and update with the wins from Sch_Match?


      Keep the totals in the Team record?



      It seems there should be a more efficient way to do this via a field calculation??



        • 1. Re: Simple Totals problem..????

          If you have a relationship from Team to Schedule_Match (likely), based on Team (id), then, yes, there could be a calculation field in Team.

          I don't really understand the "#wins" field in Schedule_Match. It seems to me a team would only have 1 game per Schedule_Match, and they'd either win or not. In which case "Win_flag" would be a simple number field, Boolean (either 1 or nothing). If they have >1 game per "schedule_match", then you need another table.

          A calculation field in Team, Number result, Storage, [x] Do not store (will automatically be checked; you cannot store data from relatedl fields).

          Sum ( Schedule_Match::Win_flag )

          This is only "looking" at the data in Schedule_Match; the data remains where it was entered (which is the safest structure, as it requires no maintenance).