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I am use the MS Access Form as frontend and ms-access Database as backend
I want to retrive 10 question randomly from database out of 100 question
simultenously in richtextbox. If i click on next button then second question display.
I am use the four radio button for option
and I click on finish button then show the result and how iam store the 10 question with user answer in database.
Nov 24 '12
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My approach is similar to zmbd's in that I always use the Recordset approach for generating x number of Random Records for a Data Set of y Records. The general Logic is as follows (using 10 Random Records out of 100):
  1. Generate 10 Random Numbers between 1 and 100, storing each in an Array.
  2. Loop thru the Array checking for Duplicate Values.
  3. Should there be Duplicate Value(s), generate another Random for that Slot.
  4. Repeat this process until all 10 Randoms are now Unique.
  5. We now have 10, Unique, Random Numbers stored in an Array which now act as Record Pointers to the 100 Record Data Set.
  6. Now we can use some mechanism to Navigate to each Record position defined by the Array, and retrieve the appropriate Values.
Nov 26 '12 #11
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I'm afraid I cheat even further than that... I use a class module and use the primary key as the name of the instance. I got the idea from reading thru an example where students and rooms were being handled. At the time it really didn't make much sense when tables would do the job - but then I had a need for the quiz... I was playing with Class modules... already had the jack-hammer out of the toolshed.

The other way I've done this is using a listbox on a form (oh yes, I went there) and then do the loop thingy to check for duplicates much like an array.

In either method... I still open a record set in VBA and pull the random records.
Nov 26 '12 #12
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What I do is to create an array of integers that reflect all the record numbers (or record offsets) that exist in the dataset. Each element of the array is initially populated with a number matching its own position (IE. Element[0]=0; element[1]=1; element[2]=2; etc). N is set as the number of records.

Now, for each iteration through the loop, a random number (R) is generated such that 0 <= R < 1. R is multiplied by N and the integer portion taken (NOT rounded but truncated.), giving a random integer (X) between 0 and 9 on the first iteration through the loop. Importantly, element[N] is then swapped with element[X]. Lastly, X is decremented (X = X - 1). The last two steps ensure that only unselected values are available for selection next time through the loop.
Nov 26 '12 #13
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That's slick... I've done somthing like that with two list boxes... moved the element from one to the second... just for user touchy-feely :-)
Nov 26 '12 #14
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Thanks Z. I originally came up with this approach when looking for a way to shuffle cards before dealing (hence the swapping of the elements rather than the simpler moving of [N] to [X]). I struggled to come up with something that would work and not be clumsy, but I only came up with this as a fully formed solution after waking up one day.
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