3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2010 9:34 AM by philmodjunk

    Permanent portal records

    TommyFisher

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      Permanent portal records

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      Hello,

      I am looking for a way to permanently save delivery information (date, customer id, name, product etc). I have a business which makes deliveries two days a week. I have got a table and a portal set up to show which customers I have to deliver to on the next delivery day (Monday or Thursday), but once that day has passed the information in that portal on that record is empty.

      How would I go about making a permanent record of who I delivered to on which day?

      Many thanks

        • 1. Re: Permanent portal records
          philmodjunk

          The data you enter into FileMaker does not simply disappear on it's own. Some action on the part of the user or a script must delete it.

          It's possible that the data is still there, but are not displayed once the current date advances to the new day. You should have a layout based directly on the portal's table. Switch to that layout and use Show All Records to see what data is present. I suspect that all your records are still there and you simply need to design an effective way to find and display it. The details of that will depend on the design of your database.

          • 2. Re: Permanent portal records
            TommyFisher

            Thanks Phil,

            Yes, the data is still all there, and I know that its an issue with how to display it.

            Thanks for making it clearer, I have a good idea now of the solution.

            Tommy

            • 3. Re: Permanent portal records
              philmodjunk

              I'd create a new record for each delivery day with a portal that lists that day's deliveries. That way, researching a past day is as simple as finding the record with that date.