1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 15, 2011 9:47 AM by philmodjunk

    what is the "Perform auto-enter options while import" for in "import options"

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      Summary

      what is the "Perform auto-enter options while import" for in "import options"

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      Pro11

      Operating system version

      mac os

      Description of the issue

      i want to know what we can do with this option.

        • 1. Re: what is the "Perform auto-enter options while import" for in "import options"
          philmodjunk

          Open manage | Database | Fields and double click any existing field definition to bring up the field options dialog.

          Click the auto-enter tab and look at all the auto-enter options that are possible.

          If you enable this option, all such defined options for all the fields in the target table will be applied to each record during import.

          If you have a field defined to auto-enter serial numbers in your target table, each newly imported record will be assigned a new serial number in that field.

          auto-enter calculations, creation/modification dates, etc all get applied during the import.

          This can be a very good or very bad thing depending on your data and the design of your table.

          If you choose to import contact data into one of the contact tables in one of the starter solutions, this is an option you must select or the new contact records produced by the import will not have a a contactID number that is required in order for many of the scripts in these starter solutions to work correctly.