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capture multiple tier questions (with more than one selected)

capture multiple tier questions (with more than one selected)

capture multiple tier questions (with more than one selected)

(OP)
If I have a question that can have more than one item checked as the example below.  with my solution to follow... but my REAL question follows that.

Question: What products sold
() Shoes
() shirt
() pants
() socks
() belts

table1
======
ID
itemID
status {y/n}

Items
=====
ID
ItemName

HOWEVER... my question gets more complicated!!!

Question: What products sold
() paper
() envelope
   () legal
   () letter
   () 8.5 x 11
   () other
      specify other _________
() pencil
() eraser
() tape

HOW can I capture the sub category of envelope? along with other?

RE: capture multiple tier questions (with more than one selected)

I would recommend setting up an ItemCategory table.  All items should be in there catagory.  All top level items should be in a top level catagory.  Then use a bitwise value to store the value of which options were checked.  SQLDenis posted some examples on how to to this in forum183: Microsoft SQL Server: Programming.

Denny
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MCTS (SQL 2005 / Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Configuration / Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Configuration)
MCITP Database Administrator (SQL 2005) / Database Developer (SQL 2005)

--Anything is possible.  All it takes is a little research. (Me)
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RE: capture multiple tier questions (with more than one selected)

(OP)
mrdenny,

Sorry, I was unable to search at this time with in forum183: Microsoft SQL Server: Programming.  I searched via Google bitwise... I see what you are saying.  However I did not find a good article on using bitwise for a choice.  Everything I found is based on MS access and using VBA.  I am in the ERD stage of building and am not certain how to use this technique.  Any additional help would be great.

Thanks

RE: capture multiple tier questions (with more than one selected)

I know this one of the articles that was mentioned inthe SQL Server forum before
http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1372891

"NOTHING is more important in a database than integrity." ESquared

RE: capture multiple tier questions (with more than one selected)

Thanks SQLSister.  That's exactly the one I was thinking of.

Explorer, check out the article that Denis posted the link to and if you have additional questions, let us know.

Denny
MCSA (2003) / MCDBA (SQL 2000)
MCTS (SQL 2005 / Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Configuration / Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Configuration)
MCITP Database Administrator (SQL 2005) / Database Developer (SQL 2005)

--Anything is possible.  All it takes is a little research. (Me)
noevil
http://www.mrdenny.com

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