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    Relationship issues / auto feed info from one table to another

    kimkooney

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      Relationship issues / auto feed info from one table to another

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           Situation:
           I have an archive of one artists works, each work is a record with fields like: Title, Date, Image, Dimensions etc. and one field is called Provenance. Provenance is a text field with information about which exhibitions the work was shown in in the past.
           ie
           Title: Flower
           Provenance: Solo Show, MoMA Toronto, 2013
                                 First light, Art Museum Denver, 2008
                        Gordian Knot, Fine art Gallery San Francisco, 1997
           etc.



           Problem:

           Now i have another table in the same filemaker file called: Exhibitions
           In Exhibitions are several fields, listing which works have been exhibited where & when. One entry would be like this

           Show title:      First Light
           Venue: Art Museum Denver
           Date: 2008

           Works by artist X in the show: Flower
                                     Rock
                                     Diptych

           I would like to establish a relationship between the two tables which would automatically feed the info from the Exhibitions table to the works archive table. So that the info: First Light, Art Museum Denver, 2008 would appear in the Provenance field of the records Flower, Rock and Diptych in the works archive.

           I can link Show title, Venue and Date from the table Exhibitions to Provenance in the table Works archive, but i do not know how to tell filemakern which works are concerned.

           in the Exhibitions table i have multiple fields called title 1, title 2, title 3, etc. for all the works that were shown in that particular exhibition.
           In the works archive i have records for all these works. What i do not know is how to tell filemaker
           If title 1, title 2, title 3 etc (in exhibitions) matches a title (in Works Archive) then fill in provenance  in  these records automatically with (Show title, date, venue).

           I hope this makes sense and somebody can help!
           all the best Kim





            

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