I have Table A where a user inputs some information to make a record. This information gets concatenated to create a code (Input Code). This code I want to use to search in Table B for a matching code. Table B is my ‘Rules’ table. Next to each input code, is an output code. I want that Output code from Table B to be sent back to Table A which is then used to populate some further fields based on what text is contained in the code.
So Table A is my main table. Table B is my ‘Rules’ table which is comprised of many ‘Input Codes’ and in the next field, an ‘Output Code’. I want to be able take my concatenated code from Table A (a.k.a. my Input Code - which is generated by concatenating info the user has just entered into a few fields in Table A) and search through Table B for a matching ‘Input Code’. This matching code has a correlating ‘Output Code’ next to them which I want to bring back into Table A. This output code is used to populate some further fields in Table A.
I am essentially trying to avoid many, horribly long, IF statements by have a ‘Rules Table’ (Table B).
I’m sure this is possible, I’m just struggling with the process of linking or searching.