MS Access...What is the best way to do this?


Thread Starter
Jul 31, 2006
- I have a linked view in Access. One column, [OPENTASK] contains a boolean in the shape of one or zero. This value will always be "1" because it is the criteria for being on this view.
- I have a Main table containing records. One column in this table is [Assigned To] and it is a combobox on the form.

I need to:
- Get the records from the view...
- Have the boolean changed for each record on the view from "1" to "0"...
- Have someone manually assign each record to the relative person...
- Lastly, have the record from the view with the "assigned to" value appended to the Main table.

Any suggestions?
Sep 21, 2007
What does the 0 or 1 mean, and what is the field name?

If the field simply means that a person has not been assigned then you should eliminate the field. Because it is a derived value and a report could simply calculate the result. It is not good database design.

You could write a simple program to find all where assigned = null. Then display a form for the user to assign a person. Then edit the main table, locate the primary key and update the assigned field.


May 24, 2003
Always had it, never used it. What is Microsoft Access and how can a mortal use it? Can I use it for the sake of studying or contributing a blog?
octenani1 : please start a new thread for that problem, it's confusing when you post like that in someone else's thread. I suggest you put it in the'Business Applications' forum.

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