simple outer join in FMP6 Mac
Posted on 2007-07-25
complete noob to FMP. I launched it for the first time about an hour ago. Hopefully this is just an application user interface problem i'm having. but, i can't seem to figure out how to do the simplest task in FM. But, i'm stuck with the application. There's no copy of MSAccess here at this location for me to use.
TASK: take two tables with mailing list data, one of which has already been mailed, and remove all the duplicate entries from the other list so that noone is mailed twice.
in access i'd just do an outer join like:
SELCT * FROM UNMailedlist.company LEFT OUTER JOIN Mailedlist.company
then, do some manual tweaking from there.
but, aside from setting up the UnMailelist.company=Mailedlist.company relationship i have no idea what button to even click in FM. it is completely foreign to me. and, the help files don't mention joins whatsoever except in connecting to an ODBC file (which i am not doing...all the data are already in FM tables).
please don't assume anything (like i understand the basics of how FM works). i'm staring at the screen with a blank look. i'd have better luck with a blindfold at this point.
any help for a lost soul?