1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 21, 2009 5:55 PM by comment_1

    Filemaker for the rest of us newbies

    betteranat

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      Filemaker for the rest of us newbies

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      I'm new to using this software. Previously, we've used DataBase Pro. We've made the switch to Mac! The jury is still out on that decision since we've been finding all kinds of things that don't work on a Mac. Anyway, DB Pro was one of the things that won't work, so we bought this software and the conversion was smooth, except....(don't you know there will always be an except!) When I set up DBPro, I created several checkboxes for the different officers titles within our organization. I don't see anything like that here. In the help section it talks about setting up scripts, etc. for buttons. All I'm looking for is a simple checkbox or a radio button that we can either mark or unmark to denote whether a member holds one or several offices in a given administrative year. All of the offices are in the template for every member and we simply check the boxes that apply to that particular record. Later, we will be looking to use these checkboxes to sort members by their offices. It should be just a toggle. Generic. I didn't think that I'd have to re-create the wheel. Simple, but I don't find it in here, so what do I do? Any help will be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Filemaker for the rest of us newbies
          comment_1
            

          1. Look here.

           

          2.  Note that assigning people to offices should be really done by creating records in a related Assignments table. This is true not only in Filemaker, but in any relational database. The way you describe, you won't be able to sort members by their offices - because all their offices are in the same field.