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Chapter 10. Creating Layouts > Using Variable Fields

Using Variable Fields

FileMaker's Insert menu includes a great feature that lets you insert field data that is automatically updated. There are two types of fields in the Insert menu: fixed and variable (Figure 10.48). Fixed data fields—Current Date, Current Time, and Current User Name—paste information that is current at the time it is entered. Once pasted into a file, the data remains fixed and is not updated. In contrast, the variable fields—Date Symbol, Time Symbol, User Name Symbol, Page Number Symbol, and Record Number Symbol—are updated when the file is viewed or printed.

Figure 10.48. The Insert menu contains two types of fields: fixed and variable.



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