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Unique Client ID despite duplicate records

Question asked by HankCieplinski on Oct 14, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 14, 2010 by philmodjunk


Unique Client ID despite duplicate records


Sorry - new on FMP as of yesterday. 

Can anyone tell me how to create a unique id even though I will have duplicates records? 

I need the client id to remain constant when a client has a new record because of an additional service, if that makes any sense.

I used the Auto serial number increment by 1 thingy, but when I create a new record with the same last/first name etc, the client id increments.

How do I create a relationship between the client id field and the last/first/and birthdate fields so this can be avoided?