2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2016 12:39 PM by Imhest

    Assign custom inventory items to a portal in another presentation


      Hi there, my name is Lucas and i'm currently starting to develop a Filemaker database to help in the office. We do plane maintenance, and as i am pretty new to this software i ran into a problem already and i was hoping you could help me.


      I have 2 tables, one of them keeps track of plane information (like owner, pilot, aircraft registration) and the other one works like a simple kind of inventory, listing all the available items that are, eventually, used on a plane that is undergoing maintenance. The fields from the inventory table are as follows: Serial Number, Price, Description. I have both tables related through the Description field.


      Apart from that I have one presentation that works as it follows: The aircraft registration plate is listed above a portal that will have inventory items assigned to it. This presentation has the plane information table assigned to it.


      What I want to do is to assign inventory items (each record from the inventory presentation is an item) to a portal. I tried making a list from the "Description" values and in the portal, making the description field a popup menu and choosing the item that i want, but i can't create new rows or anything, and when i create a new record it doesn't allow me to add anything to the portal. What's the best way to go about this? Can I even do this with a portal?


      Here are some pictures:


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      Descripcion = Description. Tornillo 2 and 3 (screws) are some descriptions I put as examples to try stuff.


      Thanks for your help!