4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2011 10:48 PM by lorraine

    Entering a new field

    lorraine

      How does one enter a new field in the table view mode? I tried the insert tab but nothing was selectable. Not as easy as Excel, unfortunately.

        • 1. Re: Entering a new field
          ErikWegweiser

          Iorraine:

           

          In browse mode, you can create a new field and add a column to the right by clicking the plus ( + )  symbol. Is that what you're trying to do?

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          • 2. Re: Entering a new field
            RayCologon

            lorraine wrote:

            How does one enter a new field in the table view mode? I tried the insert tab but nothing was selectable. Not as easy as Excel, unfortunately.

             

            Hi lorraine,

             

            Actually, it's pretty straightforward, but it does require that you have full access (ie not a limited user account) to the file you're using.

             

            Assuming you're using FileMaker 11, immediately to the right of the last column heading you'll see a plus sign (see the picture below):

             

            TableNewField.png

             

            If you click on the plus sign, a new column will be added and the field name will be selected so you can enter a name of your choice before starting to put data into the column.

             

            This technique was new in version 11, so if you're using an earlier version it's a bit more tricky (but still not too bad).

             

            Regards,

            Ray

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            R J Cologon, Ph.D.

            FileMaker Certified Developer

            Author, FileMaker Pro 10 Bible

            NightWing Enterprises, Melbourne, Australia

            http://www.nightwingenterprises.com

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            • 3. Re: Entering a new field
              RayCologon

              ErikWegweiser wrote:

              ...In browse mode, you can create a new field and add a column to the right by clicking the plus ( + )  symbol. Is that what you're trying to do?

               

              Hi Eric,

               

              I guess we were typing our replies at the same time! Oh well... at least we didn't contradict each other...

               

              Cheers,

              Ray

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              R J Cologon, Ph.D.

              FileMaker Certified Developer

              Author, FileMaker Pro 10 Bible

              NightWing Enterprises, Melbourne, Australia

              http://www.nightwingenterprises.com

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              • 4. Re: Entering a new field
                lorraine

                Thank you. I will give it a try.