1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 19, 2009 12:38 PM by philmodjunk

    Loading with serial number

    anicolais

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      Loading with serial number

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      I load records from Excel into my database like most people do. I have an ID field that counts a serial number starting on creation. Is this supposed to put a serial number on my new imported records or do I add the ID in my excel data before I import. I know putting it in excel aoutomatically makes the auto enter serial in filemaker jump to wherer the excel file left off but I jsut thought it would be easier if filemaker just put the serial number on the record automatically. Is this possible?

       

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        • 1. Re: Loading with serial number
          philmodjunk
            

          You have the option of filemaker auto-entering a serial number or not depending on the options you choose during import.

           

          Right after the mapping fields dialog is dismissed, you'll get another dialog with a check box and text asking whether you want to "perform auto-enter options..." If you select this option any auto-enter options you've defined on your fields (including auto-enter serial number) will be performed automatically on each imported record.