recovering lost data in portal
Hi. I made our little fmp database 2 yrs ago myself and am VERY out of practice with it other than data entry but here goes.
We are a tiny non-profit and I was trying to add extra rows on a master record that had a portal layout with records from a table called "DONATIONS" listing 18 fields and 2213 records (info/records like date of donation, reason, method of payment). I may be using records, table incorrectly so bear with me.
What i was trying to do: I had one master record I needed to add a few extra rows on the donations layout to track more donations since I used the last one.. I screwed up and completely deleted all but the first row of that donations portal? and the 2213 connected records...I think... I have a backup of this info that is a month old. This means I will have a LOT of data entry to do over.
Any tips for recovering the portal rows that contained the donation table's data that were lost - or is is a lost cause and I should learn from my mistakes and move on to the endless month's worth of data entry ahead?
How can one add additional rows to a portal that is already populated with data/records so that you don't delete all the associated records and all the rows from the portal?
Thanks and again, i haven't been doing much developing with FMP since I first made the database so beginner baby talk helps.