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Setting the foreign key by picking the entry's name?

Question asked by BenjaminLea on Feb 6, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2011 by Sorbsbuster


Setting the foreign key by picking the entry's name?


I am a new user to FileMaker Pro, and I am setting up an inventory database for my work.

I have two tables "Supplier" and "Item" that are related by the field SupplierID.  When I create an Item I specify its SupplierID which links it to the corresponding Supplier.  Thanks to this, I can display information about the Supplier on the Item layout.

For the Item form, is it possible to make a field called "Supplier Name" that is a drop-down menu, showing all of the existing Suppliers?  At the moment it can display the Supplier Name, but to actually change the supplier you have to know the SupplierID.

I hope I haven't made this way too confusing to understand.  I've attached a picture of the relation if it helps.

Thanks in advance for your help!