Simply Define your table's fields in Manage | Database.
Find the layout filemaker automatically created for your new table.
Select table view from the view menu or by clicking it's control in the status area.
You can rearrange column order by dragging column heads.
You can sort on a column by clicking the column heading.
That do what you need?
Thansk. I guess I was needlessly worrying about having unrelated data floating around in an unrelated layout.
In Filemaker, you can set it up so that you have complete control over who can see and/or edit data on this layout. You can hide it from the users, you can use access privileges to control who can see or edit data on the layout.
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