Problem with multiple copies of the same field
I am creating a database of photographs. Since I will be selling multiple copies of the same photo over time, I want to record similar information in fields with the same name. For example "copy #" will start with "1." Lower down in the layout will be another copy of "copy #" which will be "2." Currently if I put the number 1 in the field, the 1 shows up in all the other "copy #" fields on the page. How do I not have them linked together without creating approximately 30 new fields with similar names.
Instead of adding more fields, set up a related table displayed in a portal and add a new related record for each such copy.
Look up "portals" in your filemaker help system for an introduction to this method.