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How to manage hundreds of fields and their related records
Is there a limit to how many fields a table should have?
My solution requires the management of 6 categories. Each category has up to 34 sub-categories, although most have 9-12, and each sub-category has several items requiring data entry. This leads to 91 sub-categories and hundreds of fields requiring data entry. The records per sub-category require relationships to corresponding sub-categories that respond to the data recorded. It is like a question/answer system, so the initial question field has data entered that requires answers entered and/or available (from previous experience) in the corresponding answer table. I have been thinking that I need to have the 91sub-categories in their own tables to limit the number of fields per layout. Is this a limitation? Is there anything wrong with having loads of fields in one table? Each of the 91 sub-categories will need to be related to the entity asking the question and receiving the answer. The questions and answers will eventually be presented in a report. In the future, when the answers have been acted on, the process is redone using the same sub-categories and the latest report is used to show progress, or otherwise.
I could create tables for each main category and split the one with 34 sub-categories into 3, making 8 tables populated with the fields from the sub-categories which would result in approximately 50 to 100 fields in each table.
Can you link together Field name + field from one table to two fields in another table
I am working with a Woocommerce installation and trying to create a product form interface. Woocommerce stores product attributes as meta_key's and values. I was wondering if there was a way of linking the table to a different table which would be more manageable and easier to use.
Below I have tried to illustrate the two different tables and was wondering if there was a way of linking them together allowing them both to update when information is entered. I have a feeling I might need to use global fields and calculations. However, not completely sure if it is possible.
ID post_id meta_key meta_value 1 1 Field 1 Value 2 1 Field 2 Value 3 1 Field 3 Value 4 2 Field 1 Value 5 2 Field 2 Value 6 2 Field 3 Value
New Table, which should populate existing Woocommerce Table
ID post_id Field 1 Field 2 Field 3 1 1 Value Value Value 2 2 Value Value Value I hope this makes sense and any advice will be greatly appreciated
Related table picking up 0 values
I have a table which is related to another one. Trying to keep it simple lets say one is a table of cats (first table) which has fields for cat species, colour, weight etc. I can also record the details of when I bought the cat, price paid etc. It is linked to another table where I record all the prices of cats I can find (second table) and they're matched according to species and colour.
I create a report based upon a time period using the first table and by doing a find of records which match certain criteria I wish to includewhich shows certain data for example: min price, max price, av. opening price, av. opening price. The report doesn't need a script it is simply another layout which pulls the data from certain calculations fields some of which are based upon the other table (eg a summary field). The problem is the table (first table) picks up references to any cats given away (eg $0) as part of its minimum search and I only want to include cats whose price is at least $50. Also, I wish to exclude the $0 values in the summaries of average prices in the second table.
I suppose what it comes down to is how can I ensure 'summaries' never include 0 values without just excluding them from the DB altogether (I could do a find on the price field for $0 and then delete all these records).
Creating a button that copies data from one table record to another.
I would like to create a button that copies data from specific table and fields to other ones on display in my form. The context for this is that I am creating a button that copies data that has already been entered and displayed in some text merge fields. i.e., Account address (first table), and I would love to have that data copied to the location address fields (second table).
See attached file.
Any help would be gratefully received (Complete beginner).
DB_SC_Grab- button question.tiff
Not working - Importing all Tables in a FileMaker File into Another FileMaker file
By Linda L
Environment: Windows 7 with FileMaker Pro 14.
I have a test database that I am currently making changes to. I saved the test database as a clone, so that I could test importing data back into it. the Import functions allows me to import the first table of information just fine, but it will not let me import any other tables. On any subsequent import, I can select the source table from my source file, but all of the target files are grayed out, except for the first file to which I was able to import into. What am I doing wrong? I will need to do this on a regular basis, as I will use this technique to move my changes into the live environment.