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Question asked by KCr on Jan 21, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 21, 2016 by KCr

Hi all,

 

First, I just want to say thank you!  This community is great and I always appreciate the help...Working two jobs makes life fun, so the help I receive from the folks in this community really makes life more manageable.

 

Anyway, the issue.  I have Filemaker Pro Advanced & I'm trying to build something easy to use. I would like to have one field, with multiple values from my table in the field.  I'd like to select one of those values, which would then populate the other fields on my page with the information of that field.

 

Example:

 

My database has one table with a multitude of columns.  This table contains all equipment I am tracking.  In this equipment, I have network switches, UPS devices, Security equipment, etc. 

 

I have a layout from this table.  I want to have a field that will list out all of my switch equipment, then other fields such as IP address, Host Name, Location information, etc.

 

I would like to be able to click on a switch, which would then populate with the other fields on my layout.  If I click on another switch, then the information would instantly switch to that record.

 

Is this possible without a lot of programming, scripting, etc?  I have looked online and in this community and only hear about portals & drop down lists (which I don't think are the answer to this).  Thank you for your time and help with this!!!

 


Kevin

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