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Tabs and new record - newbie question

Question asked by RayGerman on May 30, 2012
Latest reply on May 30, 2012 by philmodjunk


Tabs and new record - newbie question


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version


Description of the issue

I have created a database with multiple tables and fields. I found that using tabs was easier than creating a layout for each table in my database. In my layout I have a Company tab and a Contacts tab. My Layout is linked to the Company table, tab 1 has fields from the company table; Tab 2 uses, relational fields pointing to the Contacts table.

When I try to create a new record in the contacts tab, it is automatically creating a new company record, since the layout references the company table.

Is there any way to make give the contacts tab the ability to add new records to the contacts table?

Would I need to use a portal on the contacts tab to the contacts table to accomplish this?

Should I just make a new layout linked to the Contacts table to enter new contacts records?

Please let me know if you have any thoughts.