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Relationship issues / auto feed info from one table to another

Question asked by kimkooney on May 27, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 23, 2014 by philmodjunk

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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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