You will need to have the table in your relationship graph but you don’t have to have it related to anything.
Unless you are doing IWP, it is true that you don’t need a relationship. I found that in IWP design, a constant relationship is needed to pass the global data (but I haven’t tested this with FileMaker 9). You will notice that when you do IWP, some of the graphics you have in unrelated global fields might not appear.
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