Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 286
  • Last Modified:

Filemaker 7 database with 1 file; multiple tables

I can see the table occurrances in the design view, but cannot view the tables themselves and/or their data.  Please help!!!!
0
pmilllok
Asked:
pmilllok
  • 3
  • 2
2 Solutions
 
billmercerCommented:
Your question is a bit vague. Are you unabel to see the table and field definitions, or is it the actual contents of the table you're having trouble viewing? Is this a database you created, or was it made by someone else?

To view the contents of a Filemaker table, you must have a layout for that table that shows the fields you want to see. By default when you create a new table, a standard layout is created at the same time that has the same name as the table.

Go into browse mode and look at the available layouts. Can you see one for the table you're trying to examine? If so, select that layout, and you should see the contents of the fields for that table. To get a spreadsheet-like table view, go to the view menu and choose View As Table. If you don't have a layout that shows the data you need to see, you may have to create one.


0
 
lesouefCommented:
filemaker, unlike access, has no built in table view. you need to create a layout to display them: the quickest is to create one with all records in table view.
0
 
pmilllokAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  You were able to drill down to the piece that I was having problems with.  I was looking for a table view as is in access.  The concept of having table viewed in layout of main table was throwing me....takes a little getting used to, I guess.  
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
lesouefCommented:
depends on which one you you've been using first as usual.
with previous FM versions, there was no 'view as table", you had to design a layout with fields in rows to simulate one, pretty boring, but once you know it... Personnally, I was a Access user a long time ago (access1 and 2), and I switched to filemaker with v3, the first multi-table version. My concern at that time, was to be PC and mac compatible. Since then Access makes me sick!
So long
0
 
pmilllokAuthor Commented:
I started out on FMP v2 on MAC.  Switched to FMP3,4,5,6 on PC.  1 year ago was forced by company to use ACCESS.  THAT was/is a major transition....sickening is a good word for it....ha....recently asked to assist with FMP7 project and this was my first occasion to delve into it....Thanks again!!!
0
 
lesouefCommented:
BTW, I realized I ve been using FM2/windows for my personnal contacts base before using FM3 for more serious things!
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Database Backup and Recovery

Does your company store data on premises, off site, in the cloud, or a combination of these? If you answered “yes”, you need a data backup recovery plan that fits each and every platform. Watch now as as Percona teaches us how to build agile data backup recovery plan.

  • 3
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now