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sorting pulled fields from external db file

Question asked by jared67 on Sep 12, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 13, 2010 by philmodjunk


sorting pulled fields from external db file


I have:



I'm using the remote "categories" rows inside of the main "projects" database. I can successfully see a checkbox group made up of categories on every projects records.

I also have a "ratings" field on every category entry. I'd like to be able to sort the imported category like:

outside jobs : 1

inside jobs: 3

wife: 5


So far, filemaker is only sorting alphanumerically. I've set Define Database>Relationships>[clicked on the equal sign between two tables]>Edit Relationship>Sort Records: Sort on Priority field. This does not work.

I'd rather not hardcode 01,02,03 into the categories, because I'd like the calculation ability later down the pipe.