cmj

Best Practises Retaining Calculation Result

Discussion created by cmj on Mar 26, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 28, 2018 by wimdecorte

I'm curious how to historically save a value obtained from a related table's field.

An invoice is a good example where the invoice item's price is derived from a related product table.

In future if the product price changes, you don't want the old invoice price to reflect the change.

 

Some posts I've read suggest creating a look-up table and having the Invoice table (Invoice::ProductPrice) look up the value from the look-up table .

 

Others suggest a script trigger to set a field in the invoices table (Invoice::ProductPrice) to the value of that in the Products table (Products::ProductPrice).  

 

Questions:

Is one method more common than the other and why (providing any of my mentioned methods are valid)?

If a look-up table is created, how do you get the product price into the look-up table?

 

Any insight as to accomplishing this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank You

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