A very simple way.
Field called New Note which is set to editable
Field called Notes which is not editable on that layout
Button above New Note Field that will use a script to add date, such as
SCRIPT Set New Note TimeStamp
Set Field [”New Note”, “DateToText(Status(CurrentDate)) & ", " & Hour(Status(CurrentTime)) & ":" & Minute(Status(CurrentTime))) & " - "
Go To Field [”New Note”]
Enter your note to New Notes
Another Button "Append Note" that will use a script to append the new note to the Notes field
Set Field [”Notes”, “New Note &
"¶¶" & Notes]
Set Field [”New Note”, “”””]
NOTE, this was used in a FMP v5 database and could be done better. But it works.
I suggest you make each note a separate record in a related table, with separate fields for timestamp and text. A lot of things will become easier that way.