How to save without typing over existing fields
Posted on 2011-05-07
We currently use filemake pro for our certifieds. Only problem is that the product we ship is in a lot or batc. For example: 1000 sheets manufactured of 6X6 W2.9+W2.9 96" wide 0"+0" overhang 15' long at 50# per sheet. We may sell 250 to one customer, 250, to another, and the remaining 500 to a different customer. A certified is generated each time we ship our product. The first time we ship this product we will type a new certified report for our customer. The next time we ship this product we can search in the database for the weight(50#), and we will have all the information (W2.9, Heat Number and the results from the quality lab)we need except we have to type over the customer name and P.O. number and date ect.. this is fine i suppose except we at times have to generate the report again for a customer that losses his certified report. when this happens we have to retype the whole report up again.
Can filemaker pro save each report everytime reguardless if we type over any of the information? Currently we cannot do this. Sometimes the certified information is the same except the description is slighty different. Example: 6X6 W2.9+W2.9 96" wide 0"+0' overhang 15; long@50#-------6X6 W2.9 96" wide 0"+0" overhang 20' Long@67#. Again, we have to type over the fields and what we typed over is lost. The heat number,wire size, quality results are the same and the customer information is the same... but we have to change the description from 50# to 67#. Once we do this we lose the 50# description and it becomes 67#. We would like to have each report printed saved each time. Is this possible?