1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 29, 2012 2:13 PM by davidanders

    new user data question

    AnnRodiger

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      new user data question

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      I can't figure out the heirarachy of the databases.  If I enter a contact in the contact database can I access those contacts in the event manager etc. OR is every database totally discrete?  That would mean I would have to enter all event registrants into an email manager - right?

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: new user data question
          davidanders

          If you are creating databases using the templates in FMP, they are stand alone and are not related to each other.

          You can create relationships between the separate databases, but it is not simple for a beginner.

          You can download free templates that ARE relational and may help give you an idea of the process.
          The templates are advanced and use someone's ideas of how to name and create the relationships. And typically do not have very good documentation.

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