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renumbering ranking field

Question asked by msoule12 on Apr 28, 2009
Latest reply on Apr 28, 2009 by philmodjunk

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renumbering ranking field

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I have a database that has a field with a dropdown list that has a list from 1-25. As the users' add new records, they prioritize the record using the dropdown list. They highest priority is 1, the lowest 25. If there are 2 records with the same priority ranking, for instance 4, the newest one is now ranked 4, the old 4 becomes 5, and the rest of the numbers become become the next number higher. How do I accomplish this? Is it a calculated replace after a sort, or a script that's run? We're using FMPro 9, not 10, so action scripts are not an option.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

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