2 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2016 7:15 AM by RPeters

    Displaying Fields from Related Tables

    RPeters

      Hello Filemaker Friends!

       

      I'm having an issue with displaying fields from related tables.

       

      I need information from the Venues table to be displayed on the Contracts table, but I just can't seem to figure it out!

       

      Venues ---> Events ---> Event Expense List ---> Contracts

       

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

       

      -Rachael

        • 1. Re: Displaying Fields from Related Tables
          erolst

          If you mean

           

          Venues --< Events --< EventExpenseList >-- Contract

           

          (i.e. venues have events, and contracts have expenses on events), then you would need a portal, because a contract can be involved with many venues.

           

          But if you mean

           

          Venues --< Events --< EventExpenseList--< Contract

           

          and all these table are related by proper use of primary and foreign key, then normally you should be able to simply put the (one) venues's name (or any other field) on the Contract layout.

           

          Or what is the problem?

          • 2. Re: Displaying Fields from Related Tables
            RPeters

            Hi erolst!

            Well, it must be a case of fuzzy Filemaker brain... I double checked my relationships and now it appears to be working.  My relationships are the second way that you suggested - I had my symbols the wrong way in my explanation! 

             

            Anyways, I must have been doing something incorrectly yesterday.  That's why I was so confused, I thought I had everything right (which I did) but I must have been trying to place the wrong field on the layout...??? Some silly operator error!  Anyways, thanks for the reassurance that it should work - it does, and all is well!  (...And if I figure out what I was doing wrong yesterday, I'll post an explanation here for anyone else that might ever have this problem!)