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Create new related record

Question asked by tkemmere on Nov 27, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 27, 2015 by beverly

Dear all,


Being totally new to Filemaker I'm going through quite a learning curve, figuring things out as I develop a new filemaker solution. At this stage I'm setting up a very basic CRM system. I do enjoy the learning by the way!


I have a table with companies and one with contactpersons (for these companies). I made a button "New contactperson" in the layout for companies, and when that is clicked I want Filemaker to swap to the layout for contactpersons, crate a new record there and have it automatically related to the company I came from in the previous view. So far I came up with a script that goes like this:


Go to Layout [ “Contactpersons” (Contactpersons) ]

New Record/Request

Set Field [ Contactpersons::FIDCompanies ; Companies::ID ]


But it sets FIDCompanies with nothing. Before the layout switch it still knows the Companies ID, but after "it forgot".


Thanks for the help in advance, I couldn't manage to Google an answer cause this question is probably too basic (When searching for this, most results are about Portal views).