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To Merge OR Not to Merge

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by tope12, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. tope12

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    Im working with two databases that have basically the same information. Im
    trying to put the information from both Db's into one database. I was
    thinking about putting the info in two seperate tables,but i'll run across
    the issue of duplicate data.
    Does anyone know a better way i can go about doing this?
     
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  3. ChrisM

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    "tope12" <tope12@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > Im working with two databases that have basically the same information. Im
    > trying to put the information from both Db's into one database. I was
    > thinking about putting the info in two seperate tables,but i'll run across
    > the issue of duplicate data.
    > Does anyone know a better way i can go about doing this?


    If the data is essentially the same, why can't you put ALL the data into a
    single table?
    You might have to add a column or two, or even change your design slightly,
    but long term, it makes much more sense to have it all in one place.
     
  4. Craig Alexander Morrison

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    The BEST way is to keep ONE copy of data otherwise how do you know which
    copy is correct?

    Put the data in one DATABASE and continue to use two APPLICATIONS.

    If you have two Access/Jet MDBs with this data then create one MDB
    (back-ends or database) with the merged data only and if required create two
    addtional MDBs (front-ends or applications) that use the same data but
    perform the specific roles that your current twin databases/applications
    perform.

    IOW If you have two MDBs now you will end up with three but only ONE will
    contain the data.

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    Slainte

    Craig Alexander Morrison
    Crawbridge Data (Scotland) Limited
    "tope12" <tope12@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C8CF1861-1402-4E9E-A91B-9AB2DFCE4964@microsoft.com...
    > Im working with two databases that have basically the same information. Im
    > trying to put the information from both Db's into one database. I was
    > thinking about putting the info in two seperate tables,but i'll run across
    > the issue of duplicate data.
    > Does anyone know a better way i can go about doing this?
     

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