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External Data Sources and relationships

Question asked by JohnStewart on Jun 10, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 12, 2013 by philmodjunk


External Data Sources and relationships


     Hi All,

     very new to filemaker just trying on a trial basis to see if it can do what I need it to do. I want to use filemaker exclusively for reporting on data in some MS SQL tables. I have gone through all the ODBC and managed to connect to MS SQL tables and see them in my relationship diagram. 

     The trouble I have is defining the relationships between mutliple tables in the external data. For example there are 2 tables, I know the primary and foreign key, I know it should be one-many, but when I drag the field from one table to another I get the following relationship symbol. Because these are external tabels I can't turn on Unique values, so is there any other way I can tell filemaker what type of relationship to set up??

     Very lost. Any help would be appreciated.