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I have created my business contact database with around 200 fields. All of these fields are in one database table. My different tabs are for example Director 1, Director 2, Co sec, Subscriber, etc.

How do I create more tables then link these all up so I can seperate my tab list a lot more easily. So say that my Director 1 tab fields of say 20 boxes are in one database table.

Hope someone can help.

Thanks

Martin

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Create a unique auto-generated contactID in the main contact table then, you can create a related table with a contactID field too (foreign key). Allow the relationship to Allow creation of records in the related tables. So when you enter values in the related fields, it should create the related record automatically.

I recommend you read some articles / whitepapers that are on the FileMaker website (you can find some on data normalization and the tutorial files as well. There is also a "Data Modeling/Relational Design" webinar you might want to take a look at.

http://www.filemaker.com/downloads/

Good luck.

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