1) Is this forum (TechNet ) a completely separate forum from Filemaker's basic forum on their website?
2) Is it ok to post the same question on FileMaker's basic forum and on FileMaker's TechNet forum?
You will definitely find a cross-over between those two and several other forums and you will find a core of the same people but there are those who historically contributed more specific technical problems and bugs to the FMForum. TechNet is newer and broader ranging and userfriendly in many ways so since it became free there are a lot more people joining. The predecessor to TechNet was the TechTalk forum for TechNet members only. Archives of this forum are available inside TechNet... to some extent I believe.
Retrieving data ...