7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2011 12:23 PM by CSL

    Auto-Enter a Serial Number:  How to Add This to Already-Existing Records?

    jdanniel

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      Auto-Enter a Serial Number:  How to Add This to Already-Existing Records?

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      Hello everyone.

      I need some help with the Auto-Enter feature, please.   I’m using Filemaker Pro 10.

      I’ve created a database that currently has 53 records in it.  Originally, I did not have a serial number field for the records.  I’m trying to add one now, to the already-existing database. 

      Here’s what I did:

      I created a new field, entitled Serial Number.  It’s a text field.  I then selected Options.  In the Auto-Enter tab, I selected Serial Number.  The next value is 1, increment by 1.

      I also selected On Commit, because there are records already created.  Because of this, I assumed the On Creation option wouldn’t work.

      But On Commit doesn’t seem to be working, either. 

      There is nothing being auto-added to the Serial Number field.  The database is flat-file.  Could that have something to do with the problem?

      How do I get serial numbers auto-entered into already-existing records, AND continue to auto-enter when I begin entering new records?

      Thank you!   Jd