1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 21, 2011 10:42 AM by philmodjunk

    Specifying a primary email address



      Specifying a primary email address


      I am very new to Filemaker Pro.. Using V11. 

      I am using the Email Campaign Management Starter Solution. I wanted to have more than one email address listed per contact, but be able to specify which one is the primary email address for the contact. 

      Any suggestions?

        • 1. Re: Specifying a primary email address

          How many email addresses total? 2, 3 or ???

          If you want just one more, you can just define an additional text field, PrimaryEmail to your contacts table and then add it to the contacts layout. If you want a send mail button for each email address, you'll need to add a button for that and attach it to a script similar to the existing send mail script, but modified to refer to the other email address field. (And if you want to get bit fancy, it's possible to use the same script for both buttons, but pass the email field's name as a script parameter--but that's a more advanced scripting technique than you may be ready to take on at this point.)

          If you want to record a flexible number of emails, that can be done, but requires creating a related table of emails (Phone numbers can also be included in this table) with a portal to it placed on the contact details tab. You can add a field to this table you can format as a check box field for designating a primary email address.