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Thread began 4/21/2010 11:39 pm by lilyvo30405875 | Last modified 4/23/2010 11:22 am by lilyvo30405875 | 3547 views | 7 replies

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the purpose of using a parent table is for data normalization. It is to cut down on the amount of redundant data in your database, and to minimize storage requirements.

Storing a number in multiple records takes less space than storing a string in multiple records.

Do you _need_ to use a parent table? No.

Perhaps the better place to start here is to find out what exactly are you trying to accomplish with dynamic drop downs?

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