Insert From Last FileMaker Record Works In Portals

From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
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Many folks never use the Insert From Last Record script step but it can be very handy in certain situations. What it does is insert values in a field based upon what was entered in the record before it. This can come in handy when you are doing a batch of inputting data from entry forms and the like. Particularly if the paper forms are in a sorted order. What I tend to do is have a new button next to a clone button. The clone button can be used to create a new record and carry information over from the previous record.

Well, the Insert From Last Record script step works also if you are entering information in a portal. A clone button here can be used to duplicate some of the information in the previously entered portal row.

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