There no reason you shouldn't be able lo locate the wanted record from a GTRR. What's the relation between OSV Contacts and your Author Contract layout?
When you say "the first record..." what do you mean?
The first related record as defined by the relationship or the first record in the table?
You should get the first related record unless a scriptrigger gets tripped here that then interferes with your results.
In either case, you may need to perform a script in the other file that pulls up the desired record. You can pass any info needed to find the correct record as a script parameter.
Thanks, you were absolutely right! I created a script to find the specified record based on the contact number and that pulls up my desired results.
Thanks again for the advice!!!