I have an MS Access inventory database where I imported some data about our food purchases from Excel. In Excel, the Vendors were simply listed in a "Vendor Name" column, which looks like this:
Vendor name ------ Bearded Lady Blue Heron Bakery Calliope Farm Cash and Carry ...
In my Access database, I have a table called "Vendors" that looks like this:
ID Vendor Name 1 Bearded Lady 2 Blue Heron Bakery 3 Calliope Farm 4 Cash and Carry
The "Food purchases" table in Access looks like this:
ID Item Vendor ID Vendor Orderer ID Orderer # of units purchased Purchase unit Price Price per unit 2 Agave Earthly Gourmet bulk (wet) 5 lbs $25.00 $5.00 3 Allspice OGC bulk (spices) 3 4 Anise seed OGC bulk (spices) 3
Right now the "Vendor ID" field is blank, and I want to use the values in the "Vendor name" field (Earthly Gourmet, OGC, etc) to automatically fill in the correct values, based on matching the name to the corresponding key in the "Vendors" table, instead of having to manually type in the correct ID number for each vendor ... How can I do this?