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I have a table with routes that tell me which carrier to use. This is based on from what state to what state it is traveling as well as the service lever (next day, standard, etc.)

How would I code for the value in the carrier field to populate based on the state and service level values entered.

Should I write a query to get the results? Or should it be code in an event on a particular field?

Whichever way works, any ideas on how to get started?



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