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FileMaker Database Design

Question asked by Terri on Oct 24, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2012 by Terri


FileMaker Database Design


     I'm sure this is FM 101, but I'm just not able to connect the dots and can't ponder any longer.
     I'm using FMPro 11 Advanced.
     I've attached a CSV. As you can see, the field names are:
     Season Year
     Master Style
     Style Num
     IPLM Style Description
     Color Code
     Color Desc
     Size Variation
     Each Product Code has a "family" of styles in it, for example, PC 1 has 5 items - each with their own unique style number.
     And each style number may come in a variety of colors. And finally, each of those PC/style/Color may come in a SS season and a FH season.
     Let me explain the end result before I ask any further questions. My goal is to have a layout that will show each product code for that season/year (so PC 1, SS 2013) as a record, with a portal that will show all the related style numbers and colors associated with that PC for that season. But I only want one PC per record. Right now, as I have it set up, I will see 67 records for PC 1 and the portal just repeats itself. How can I have just ONE PC record?
     Basic questions. What tables do I need in order to show the related records in a portal as I desire? Is it even possible as the CSV is currently set up?