Access | Creating tables exercise | Import cast table, and change fields to lookups
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In Access, choose to import the workbook called Cast.xlsx in the above folder into your database, to create a new table called tblCast.
Rather than creating a new primary key, choose to use the existing column called CastId as the primary key.
This is what you should have when you double-click on the table to view its data:
The first few of the 833 records imported.
Now go into the table's design, and change the following fields to look up data from other tables:
|Field||Table to look up from||Value to store||Field to display|
The first few records should look very different now when you double-click on the tblCast table (even though the values held haven't changed):
The first few films as they should now appear.
Close this table down!