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    Attaching binary data files

    Oh yeah... sorry. I meant to say G4. Thanks for your help Ken. Don.
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    Creating related records using global fields

    Oh, great! Thanks a lot. Much appreciated. Don.
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    Attaching binary data files

    Windows XP, but the database is stored on a PowerMac running MacOS 9. We will soon be replacing the Mac with a G3 running MacOS X. We're running FM 5 at the moment with the intention of upgrading to version 6. BTW: The files are small - well below 50KB. Don.
  4. Hello, I am creating a file storing records for each of the projects we work on. For each of these projects, we will be creating binary data files which are not displayable. They do not contain text, image or speadsheet data. I would like to be able to "attach" these files to records and have them stored somewhere on the database server for easy retreival at a later date. Is this possible? Cheers, Don.
  5. Hello, I've just returned to using Filemaker, so my knowledge is a little dusty. I have a file storing data about all of the companies we deal with. Within a layout, I have a portal listing all employees of the company. I also have a button to create a new employee in that company. The employees are related to the company using a company ID code. In the past, I have had a script which copies the company ID code, opens the Employee file, and runs a script in the Employee file which pastes the company ID. I now know this is bad practice. It did seem a little inelegant. I have been told that you should use global fields. I assume that you are supposed to store the company ID in the global field during the process. I am worried that two users might create new employees simultaneously and one user might replace the value of the global field before the other has completed the process. Is there anyone willing to enlighten me? Cheers, Don.

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