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Hi there

I've been using FM now for about 2 years on and off mainly to produce databases primarily to manage my own projects and i'm self taught with no formal training.

This is what i'm trying to do.

I have two tables "JOBS" and "CONTACTS".

One of the fields in "CONTACTS" is "working status". This is a pop-up menu with a value list assigned to it with the following values:

  • Make initial contact
  • Follow up
  • Not interested
  • Potential collaboration
  • Working together

In "JOBS" I want to create a pop-up menu of "CONTACTS" but I only want to list those that have a "working status" set to "Working together".

Hope this makes sense.


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There are a few ways to do this. The first way would be to create a calculation field on contacts that is Case ( working status = "Working together"; ContactName ) and then you can take the value list from that.

Or, you can create a global field that you can set to store the data, "Working together" and then create a new relationship from this global field to the sorking status field. Then reference the ContactName field via this new relationship in your value list. This is my preferred method.

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It's amazing how easy something is when your given a little direction (in this case the whole route). I have spend about 15 hours in total trying to figure out how to do that before I came on here to ask... so thank you very much. Took me less than 15 minutes in the end!!!!

Just for the record I opted for your first suggestion only because im still trying to get to grips with relationships and I just needed to get this up and running short term. However, I am going to set about doing your suggested way over the weekend.

Once again thanks very much.


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