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Passing values between related Tables

Question asked by IanAllan(newuser) on Apr 19, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2013 by philmodjunk


Passing values between related Tables


     Phil has me pointed in the right direction (THANKS) but here I am at another impass.

     For simplicity I have two related tables, Timesheets Table and a Joining Table. I have a layout in the Timesheets table with a date field (timesheet_Date) . The layout has a portal containing fields from the Joining table. I want to autofill the date field in the portal (jo_Date) with the value (timesheet_Date) from the Timesheet record "hosting" the portal. I want to PASS the date value from the timesheet date to the jo_Date field in the portal.

     I have set the the portal jo_Date to Lookup ::timesheet_Date and in fact that works for the "current record". But not the next record I enter or any other record I enter. Yet if I return to the successful record I can add addition related records in the portal and the Lookup works to autofill the jo_Date field for that record.

     Maybe Lookup is not the correct tool... I sniffed around scripts but I think I need direction.