Solved Many to many (1 Viewer)


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To keep it verry simple, i will describe a process>

I have two tables
1. Book Tiltles. Fields are Book_ID, Title (and some other, not relevant)
2. Authors. Fields are Author_ID, Author_Name

One book may have none (when it is a collective author), one, or many authors
Same author can write one or many books

I need a form (that may contain a subform as well aor any other sollution) to add with the same button clik the title and as many authors are necessary

Title: I am tryin to learm Access
Author: John, Doe
Author: Me, Me

I know this is supossed to be a many-to-many relationship, but I don't really understand how to define/realise it
Then, the form itself issue comes

How to create a form that adds the title in the Titles table and the authors in the Author table, or what speciffic steps should I take to acieve this goal.
If I need to create additional tables or queries, please describe

Thank you and please try to me as explicit as you can, like you are guiding a baby, one step at a time.

Uncle Gizmo

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Jul 9, 2003
You may find this explanation of "Many to Many" useful. It also includes YouTube videos:-

YouTube:- No 1 of 3


Pat Hartman

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Feb 19, 2002
Here is a many-many example that shows two methods of showing the relationship. From the employee side, the classes are shown as a subform. From the classes side, the employees are shown in a popup. Both types of views are valid but one might make more sense than the other in any given situation.


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