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  1. Thank you all for the suggestions, and for helping me make a case that it is time to upgrade to FileMaker Advanced.
  2. I have FileMaker Pro (unfortunately not advanced) and have created a ChangeLog table for my solution. The idea is that whenever the user enters or modifies information into a field, I record where (table, ID, field), when (date, time), who (user) and what (field content before and after) was done. The problem that I have is that a user can delete a record using a toolbar button. If I understand correctly, I cannot attach a script to that action in FileMaker Pro (but in Advance I could do it using custom menus). Is there an "easy" way for me to still document that the user deleted a record? In case it helps; all my tables are equipped with a table ID which is an automatic serial number.
  3. I didn't think that was possible. Thanks for the tip. Correct me if I am wrong. Deleting the table automatically disables "New Record" and "Create Record" buttons, which is what I wanted. However, the user can still search, so I still have to change this setting in security.
  4. Thanks a lot, all of you. I have used an empty table and disabled record creation in security, which was previously unknown to me. It's always handy to learn something new.
  5. Hi all I have started using FileMaker about a month ago, and before then I haven't even heard about it. I've done a lot of reading, watched videos, went through training materials... Since then I normalized the existing database and am working on making things work properly. I managed to get filtered portals work and used ExecuteSQL to perform a count for which I didn't want to create another relationship. So far so good. But now I am stuck. It might be easy but I just don't see a solution. I want to create a layout that is not based on any table. It will just be a layout with a bunch of buttons that would open various reports. How can I do this? The way I understand it is that when I create a layout, I have to select a table. But then, even if I don't add any fields, the layout has some records and even though I don't display field information from the table, I can see that it depends on these records. I tried to use an empty table for the underlying table, but then the user can still click "New record" and even save empty records into this table, so I don't think this should be a solution. Thank you in advance!
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