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How to reconcile two lists?

Question asked by RandyStankey on May 17, 2011
Latest reply on May 17, 2011 by philmodjunk


How to reconcile two lists?


FileMaker Pro Advanced 10

Have two lists:

1) 1,300 records.  Basic mail list - Name, Address, C/S/Z, etc.

2) 58,000 records.  Exported from voter registration database.  Has similar fields to above plus several others which I don't need.

Imported both lists into FM database as two tables.  ("Main List" & "Voter List")

Want to reconcile "Main List" with "Voter List" such that a name on the "Main List" can be verified against "Voter List."

If name/address, etc. on "Main List" matches name on "Voter List" then I want to:

1)  Mark name on "Main List" as "Verified."

2)  Set field "Main List:Political Party" to be same as similar field in "Voter List"  (e.g.  Democrat, Republican, Independant, etc.)

How can I do this?  I assume it's going to be with scripting.  Otherwise, I am stumped.


Randy S.