1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 13, 2011 9:31 AM by philmodjunk

    Tracking Changes to Records



      Tracking Changes to Records


      I  have Filemaker Pro 11 and recently ordered the manual, but I can't seem to find the answer to a question I've had for months. How can I track changes to a record in FIlemaker? Specifically, what I want to do is to track the renewal payments of each subscription to Nineteenth Century Studies, which is the journal I'm an editorial assistant for. Thanks for your help.

        • 1. Re: Tracking Changes to Records

          There are "audit trail" templates you can acquire to track changes, but I don't think you need that for your database.

          I'd define a related "payments" table and use a portal to this table on the subscriber layout to record each subscriber's payment. This gives you an ongoing list that can be set up like a small bookkeeping ledger where you enter each new payment on a new row in the portal.

          I suggest looking up "Portal" in your book and in FileMaker help as your next step here. Then feel free to respond back with questions if you have any.