1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 9, 2012 12:07 PM by philmodjunk

    Start from new template with existing database?

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      Start from new template with existing database?

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      Hi,

      I'm new to FMP and  I have the next question? Is it possible to start a new template but with a existing database. I'm running a database started from the template "invoices".

      Now I would like to use the inventory template with the invoice database so that it's connected. Is this possible? If yes, how to manage this?

       

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Start from new template with existing database?
          philmodjunk

          It's possible, but not something I can recommend for someone new to database design as it takes a good working knowledge of the FileMaker and relational database design.

          "connecting them" would require significant design changes to the tables, relationships and layouts used so that the two files could efficiently share the same data.

          You may want to search for a 3rd party supplied template that combines the feature of these two templates instead.