I am looking for some assistance..
I have 3 grids
(1) A Customer request log that is specific to a project ID
(2) An Engineering Response Log that I was intending to have Engineering respond to the customer Requests
(3) Our project Status report which shows some high level information and schedules our engineering team
What I was hoping to do was to use Datamesh to copy data from 1->2 and back and 2-> 3 and back.
this way I can keep the customers away from our data and have the engineering co-ordinator be the gate keeper.
The scenario I was hoping for was
A. customer says this project is canceled awaiting franchisee aproval
B. Co-ordinator goes into table 2 (which datameshed some date up from 1) see that information places the job on hold via a dropdown in that table and then the system datameshes the hold up to the table 3.
C. The co-ordinator then puts a comment in the comment fields that this is confirmed on hold and it datameshes back to table 1
The problem is the datameshes fight each other. our data is moving too fast and as I am drafting responses in table 2 someone updatees table 3 which pushes the mesh down and overwrites table 2. Or I have had some items where 2 goes up and puts project that are back on active that were on hold 30 minutes ago.
Any recomedation for something with a go-between table?
I could write a report but the data changes fairly quickly and if I mesh from a report it can only happen every hour. that could take 2-3 hours to get the data up and back.
Brent C. Wilson, P.Eng, PMP, Prince2
Facilityy Professional Services Inc.