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FileMaker Pro Table Relationships Issue

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Good day everyone. I was recently tasked with reviewing a FileMaker Pro 12 DB. In looking some changes that needed to be made I ran into an issue because I just remember enough about how this particular issue would be handled.

I have one layout which is used to enter in client data and there is a unique ID for the client which does link to the second layout which is a client survey. The issue is that the survey has the unique ID, first name and last name that were suppose to be linked back to the client data layout (and they are) but instead of having the auto-populate, they began entering them by hand. Now they are looking at having the unique ID auto-populate but I can't seem to figure out how to link that back to the client data layout? Any ideas?

Let me know if you need further clarification in any of these areas as I know this is a little confusing.
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Will Loving advised me how to keep track of related fields in his repose to an earlier query of my own as I was starting on the FileMaker learning curve.

It is good to know he is there.

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Thank you all for your input. A lot of great information. To answer Will Loving's comments, there is a unique ID (ClientID) that is the primary key for the client data regardless of the first name and last name or any other information. This key is however manually entered as the project has a sequence they follow for entering these.

Would this ID serve that purpose or would you suggest a new ID field be created with the parameters mentioned?
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Thank you all for this input. It took some time but we have successfully made the transitions needed.
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Glad to help. You'll be avoiding trouble and headaches down the road by using Unique User ID (UUID) rather than manually entered ones.

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