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records numbered sequentially

Question asked by jbkfrench on Apr 5, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 7, 2010 by jbkfrench


records numbered sequentially


I'm working with  a database that was created by someone that is long gone.  There is a field that assigns a sequential registration number.  WE would like to be able to either reset this number to begin at 1 for a new database or change the field so that we can enter a number on our own.  If we try and enter a number over what is assigned, the whole record does not show in the report screen - but we can change the number again on the report screen and the record will then show.


I'm a Filemaker newbie and not sure where to look for this type of formatting.  Double clicking on the field in the layout screen brings up an inspector - but nothing there seems to indicate a sequential number field. 


Any help here is greatly appreciated.