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customizing starter solution - how do relationships work?

Question asked by amyh on Mar 28, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 29, 2013 by philmodjunk


customizing starter solution - how do relationships work?


FileMaker Pro


12 (not advanced)

Operating system version

Windows 7

Description of the issue

Can somebody explain to me how the related fields are working in the starter solutions (I'm working with Expense Report)?  "Type | Match Field" is new to me and I can't see how new records are being linked (real time). Also, if I try to customize the text (e.g. type = "item" instead of "expense", none of the scripts work.

Steps to reproduce the problem

I've read what I can find in Filemaker Help, guides and Filemaker Go, but nothing is explaining this way of creating relationships (I've always used ID numbers that I can see).

Expected result

database that works, with text that makes sense

Actual result

database that works with nonsense (pre-existing) text or database that doesn't work with logical text.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear