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