1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 2, 2009 10:48 AM by philmodjunk

    problem with "notes" in contact management layout

    dgonzalez

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      problem with "notes" in contact management layout

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      I used the contact management layout template provided with filemaker.

      When I imported my contacts from Excell into Filemaker, Filemaker did not

      input a "date created" in the "notes" tab.  I have noticed that without a date

      in that field, I can not use the "notes" feature and add a note.

      Any new records that I create automatically have a "date created" entered and

      I have no problem with using the notes feature on those records.  

      Is there away to put a date created into the feilds that are missing one so I can

      use the "notes" feature on those records? 

        • 1. Re: problem with "notes" in contact management layout
          philmodjunk
            

          You could use Replace Field contents to insert data into the same field of all the records in your found set. That might work.


          You could also re-import your data but select the Auto-Enter option on so that the current date is inserted in the date created field if it's set to auto-enter creation dates like I suspect it will.

           

          With both of those approaches, it's a good idea to make a copy of your file first in case you get results that you didn't want.

           

          or you could possibly just type in a date in the field just before you try to add a note? (the layout may or may not permit this, I don't have a copy of this database file at hand to check.)