Would FileMaker be a good way to store miscellaneous information?
We are trying to get FileMaker up and running to store and help manage our client database. My question concerns miscellaneous information the owner would like to have handy. This information is not necessarily related to anything in our client database as often this information pertains to prospective clients he would like to have one day.
The information he collects is not the same kind of information in our database. As an example:
2 boys –7yrs & 4yrs
Grew up in Saratoga
Went to WashU –met husband at WashU –engineer
Degree in Social Services
Lives in Chesterfield
Runs 5 miles each morning
“Kelly E –surprised they are using D Services” –KD has relationship with company
Kelly Day –boss @ A One
Husband Joe Day attorney w/ Legal Services
Sharp as a tack
Using D Services
Additionally, the information can change each and every time he talks with another prospective client. Next time he may have a name, their pets, hobbies, type of vehicle they drive, where they live...it could be anything and everything. So I'm not exactly 100% sure FileMaker is the proper storage vehicle for collecting and retrieving this type of information.
Any suggestions on other ways to store this type of information?
Suggestions on how to use FileMaker to store this info?
This sounds like information that could be recorded on a contacts layout by entering data into a text field. Put that text field in a related "Notes" table and you can use a portal where date or timestamped notes can be recorded whenever and whatever the owner chooses to record in it.