Migrating from Bento - Collections migrate as stand alone tables in filemaker - they do not link to any libraries
Dear Filemaker Forum,
I have just used the Bento Migration software to transfer all data into Filemaker Pro 13.
All of my records from Bento are intact . However, my Bento "Collections" are now Filemaker "Layouts" that do not seem to function like Bento Collections did. I see in the Bento Migration Tool User's Guide that "collections migrate as stand-alone tables in Filemaker Pro. They are not linked to any libraries." I called customer service and they promised me that Filemaker Pro would have an equivalent function and directed me to this forum for help, so I am in your expert hands.
This database is for an artist, and I need to be able to create collections of records that can be updated easily. For example, if we are considering a selection of works for a client I need to be able to put records in a folder - without moving the original record. In Bento I could edit a record in any location and the "master" record in the library would also update. I don't see how to move a record between layouts, and in moving them I would need the original to stay in the master "Library" (as it's called in Bento). If it helps, I don't mind deleting all of the layouts (Bento collections) these can mostly be remade as long as I can get Filemaker to function in this way.
Thanks for any help. I have not been able to find another forum post on this but I'm sure that there are many more frustrated Bento users who have this issue.