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Populate portal with fields from another table

Question asked by octopi on Aug 21, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 28, 2017 by beverly



I'm very new to relational databases, as you'll discover.


I have a very simple database to keep track of my own songs and albums in their various forms. The database contains two tables: "Song Library' and 'Albums'


I add all my songs to the Song Library, the fields being:

sKey (a unique, auto added serial number when I add the song)



Record Date




I then have my Albums table which contains fields:

aKey (a unique, auto added serial number when I make a new Album)






I can enter all my songs into the Song Library, that's all ok.


I have a layout for Albums and what I want to do is create a new album and have a portal of around 15 rows that I can populate from the Song Library. So each row will have Title (selected from a drop down menu), Duration and ISRC. The Duration and ISRC should auto populate once I've selected the song Title from the drop down menu. I have made a Value list of the song titles and I can get the drop down list to appear in the portal but Duration and ISRC are not brought in. This seems a simple task and I just cannot make it work.


Songs may appear on more than one album as sometimes there is a CD Album and a Download Album with different barcodes so the data from the Song Library is always just referenced in the Album records.


Any help would be most appreciated.


Many thanks