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FileMaker 14 starter solutions...best practices? Yikes!

Question asked by jgalt on Jun 18, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 23, 2015 by erolst

I decided to take a look at some of the FileMaker 14 starter solutions hoping to see some of the "official" techniques and ways to implement a FileMaker invoice solution.

 

When creating a new invoice I notice that FileMaker is using a direct link to the related "contact" record instead of using a lookup. Would this be considered a terrible business practice?

 

If a company moves or changes their name then all of the previous invoices would also change. This means that you would not have any accurate record of the invoice that was given to the customer. Even worse, if a customer has moved to a different city or state you would not have accurate tax information.

 

How could a company the size of FileMaker put out something like this? It seems like it would be a major liability to any companies that are actually using these as starter solutions.

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