Creating records in FileMaker is a multi-step process of defining fields, setting entry options for those fields, and setting relationships among the fields. This chapter covers each step in turn.
Controlling the appearance of your database and its records is covered separately in Creating Layouts starting on page 137.
FileMaker’s eight different types of fields are assigned via the Type radio buttons within the Define Fields dialog box (Figure 9.1). For step-by-step instructions on using this dialog box, see To define a field on page 110. But first, here’s a quick rundown on the best uses for each field type:
Figure 9.1. Choose your field type via the Type radio buttons in the Define Fields dialog ...