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Hi TCH gang.

 

I though maybe I could get some ideas from you folks.

 

I have a client that has around 40 employees and he wants a program to input the employees into that will allow him to click a button and get random employee numbers for drug testing.

 

Does anyone know of such a program? Can it be done in Access?

 

Any ideas appreciated.

 

thanks.

 

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Yeah, just post to your favorite web forum and ask people for any number between 1 and 40. Human minds are way more random than any computer could ever hope to be.

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Great page. Thanks.

 

However I am still looking . My client wants to have the random number generator incorporated into his database of employees so that he can just click and get 3 or 4 numbers of employees for random drug testing.

 

 

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Great page. Thanks.

 

However I am still looking . My client wants to have the random number generator incorporated into his database of employees so that he can just click and get 3 or 4 numbers of employees for random drug testing.

 

 

:tchrocks:

 

Don't forget that it will need to 'tag' the numbers it picks, so that it doesn't pick them again next time. Otherwise, you may end up with a handful of employees that never get picked, or some that always get picked. You need to come up with a method that is both random and fair, or the employees will resent the testing even more than they already do.

 

Or, you could go by SSN.. since there are only 10 (0-9) numbers and 12 months, you could randomly pick say, 8, and all SSN's that end in 8 get tested, if there are none that end in 8, run again until you get at least 1 hit.

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Good point pendragon. Thanks.

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