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Trial version ... question re "compound keys"

Question asked by MikeG on May 6, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 12, 2011 by frankn

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Trial version ... question re "compound keys"

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I am using the trail version of FileMaker Pro Advanced to see if it can handle a specific requirement we have.  I have used MS Access before, and am also fairly conversant with DB concepts.  I want for several of the tables I want to create to assign compound keys, i.e., if I have a field called Customer and another called Effective Date I want the key to the file to be a combination of both fields.  Some cases it will be 2 fields, in some cases 3 or 4.  How do I do this? 

 

Related question ... I will have some transaction tables where, for example with carrying on the same concept, I want the user to enter the customer and the transaction date and then have the entry screen pull the rate field from the customer table ... so for example, if I have customer ABC with two records ... one with a date of May 1 2009 and one with a date of June 1 2009 - if they enter a transaction if May it should use the rate from the May 1 table record and if after June 1 from the June 1 table record.

 

Any help would be appreciated.  Could not find out about the compound keys by a forum search of the help / tutorial info, and the second question is just my way of avoiding searching and playing for 2 hours!

 


Cheers,

 

Mike

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