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Repeating Field Blues


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Can someone help me on a FMP web problem I've been having? I need to input

data into an existing file with a repeating field using a form. Each time the

"Submit" button is pressed, the old/existing data is replaced with the new data,

OR a new record is created (depending on whether I use -edit, or -new) when I

just want to add new data into the repeating field of the existing file.

Is there a way to do this? ANY help would be appreciated.

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Kelly

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I've got an answer... but you're not going to like it.

Get rid of the repeating fields and use related fields in a portal instead.

Repeating fields were introduced very early-on in FM's life to get a similar sort of functionality to relational databases, before FM really was relational. They were clunky then and haven't inproved with age. Repeating fields are only still in FMP 5 for backwards compatibility.

Changing over to a portal might not be that much work, but the benefits are great.

[This message has been edited by Vaughan (edited February 14, 2001).]

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