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Chapter 6. Creating Relationships > Repeating vs. Related Fields

Repeating vs. Related Fields

Many FileMaker users are excited when they discover the FileMaker repeating field. It seems to save time while you're defining fields—a boring stage for many in creating a table. A repeating field allows you to have multiple entries in one field, but have them appear on a layout as if they were separate entries. One practical use for a repeating field might be for people with more than one email address. Repeating fields allow you to avoid the tedium of making several fields labeled “email 1,” “email 2,” and so on.


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