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How to autofill information in a different layout based on the fields from parent table.

Question asked by mersim95 on Dec 28, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 28, 2017 by beverly

Screen Shot 2017-12-28 at 10.38.57 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-12-28 at 10.38.29 AM.pngHi everyone,


Been 3 months using filemaker, and i love what it overs as am always looking forward to learning new things.


But as am trying to create a solutions am getting to a point where i get stuck.
The problem is that i have two tables :
Contact (information about my contacts) and a table Inspections.
Relationship between them is one to many (1-M). In the CONTACT layout i have a button called +Inspection that goes at the Inspection layout and creates a new Inspection record. In the inspection layout i have some fields from contact table (ex name, address, phone ect ). Now what i want is that when i click the +Inspection button i want those fields in the inspection layout to auto complete with information i had in the record where i clicked the +Inspection.

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I have tried set field and it works but latter when i want to use it in other stuff it gets a mess.
Is there a way how to do it simplier ??


I know a lot of you will help me cuz i have learned a lot of things in here from others.