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Historical Data

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I am creating a Inventory database in Access 2007 and they want to be able to look at the past locations of where the equipment was. The Primary key is an Asset Number and I would like to just save the history of the location. When they change a location I want to keep the old location is a History table by Asset number. Is there a way to do this?
Aug 5 '09 #1
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If you have dates, you could have a History table with
AssetNumberID, LocationID, StartDate, EndDate
That way, you can easily create a query to see where equipment was on or between certain dates, or just list the locations ordered by date.
Aug 5 '09 #2

missinglinq
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As Chip said, you'd obviously have to have beginning and ending date fields for each equipment deployment, but you don't really need to have a separate history table for this, you can simply query for the current deployment by pulling records that have a Null value in the ending date field, and pull locations for a given time period, as Chip also suggested, depending on the dates!
Aug 5 '09 #3

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