FM - Design & Strategy Advice for new DB
Posted on 2011-03-09
We have two businesses - property management and a realty company - that share Filemaker. Leads are passed by email from the first group of salesmen to the 2nd after 21 days. Now, now my boss wants to create a new db or table on the realty side to import the new leads from the P.M. side. However, we already have a contacts table on the realty side (ongoing relationships only, not Leads). So, would you a) combine the leads imported from P.M. to Realty with the current contacts in Realty into the same table and just flag them differently or b) create a new RealtyLeads table and when a lead becomes a real contact, import it in from RealtyLeads to RealtyContacts? The drawback of combining is that the fields and design are a bit different and the Contact table woujld grow tremendously because we receive about 20 leads per day.
No right answer here, just looking for advice.