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by niranalayo / January 24, 2006 7:06 PM PST

Hello everybody,

I am trying to divide students into tutor groups, the number of students in each tutor group must not be more than 20 but can be less than 20. I r=tried to devive an algorithm but it does not fully work. e.g for 75 students it is giving me 3 groups instead of 4. This is the code I have. Is there anything wrong with it?

Private Sub Tutor_Group_no_Click()
Dim NoG, NoS
Dim rstut As New ADODB.Recordset
rstut.Open ("select * from tblTutor_Group"), CurrentProject.Connection, adOpenKeyset, adLockOptimistic

NoS = DCount("Student_Id", "Query_Computing_and_Information_Systems")

NoG = 1

Do Until (NoS / NoG) <= 20

If (NoS / NoG) > 20 Then
NoG = NoG + 1
rstut("Course_Id") = 1
End If


MsgBox "Done"

End Sub

Please can anybody help ?

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Re: VBScript
by Kees Bakker / January 25, 2006 5:30 PM PST
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Let's follow the code.

You state about the number of groups. That seems like NoG, but it isn't. As an example, take a situation with 2 students. Coding starts with NoG = 1. Until-oop is executed at least once. If-condition, however, isn't true: 2/1 = 2 < 20. So NoG stays 1 and there is no record put into the recordset. But there is a group. In fact, there seems to always be one record less than the value of NoG. The solution could be to write one record outside the loop. Unless, of course, NoS = 0: no students, no group. Your current code doesn't make a difference between 0 and 1, and that seems wrong to me.

Seems like you have to redo the logic a little bit.

Hope this helps.


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by niranalayo / January 25, 2006 10:26 PM PST
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Thanks kees for the tip, I am quite new to VB and I cant think of any logic to apply can u help?

Thank you 4 your response,I am thinking about what u have suggested and will be trying it out.

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(NT) (NT) Elementary math: NoG = integer ((NoS + 19) / 20)
by Kees Bakker / January 27, 2006 2:53 AM PST
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Thanks a Million !!!
by niranalayo / January 27, 2006 6:52 PM PST

Thanks very much. i did not think of it that way. You are a saver. i cant believe it could be that simple.I guess you are a very good thinker.

Cheers and once again,

Thank you.

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome.
by Kees Bakker / January 28, 2006 8:55 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks a Million !!!

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