1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 29, 2013 10:22 AM by philmodjunk

    customizing starter solution - how do relationships work?

    amyh

      Summary

      customizing starter solution - how do relationships work?

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      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

      none