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Creating a new record in a portal that is populated from a separate table

Question asked by iimpact on May 23, 2016
Latest reply on May 24, 2016 by iimpact



I've been using this community a lot and it has been very helpful during my FileMaker learning process. Though, I've came across a scenario that I can't seem to figure out.


Here is the current relationship:


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What I am trying to do is within the Sample Layout, assign X amount of Methods to the sample. Methods are populated and saved independently from another layout. Right now, everything appears to be saved and assigned correctly, as new PK's are getting created inside the Join table, but when I try and display the assigned Methods within the Sample Layout, I only see the first name of the Method that is defined in the Method table (even though it's FK in the Join table is for a different name). I believe my relationship is wrong somewhere, and would like some help in structuring it correctly.


Note: The Joiner table has 2 FKs, one FK for Sample and the other FK for Method.


My current script I use to assign a Method to a Sample is:

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Another quick question, why is there a need to duplicate the Joiner table and save to that? I have found this pattern in a few other examples posted here, where the duplicated Joiner table was getting saved to (and named either NEW_ or Create).


Thanks a lot of the help, and I am looking forward to any response.