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Is there a way to quickly find Parties attached to Catalogue?

Is there a way to quickly find Parties attached to Catalogue?

I am hoping someone knows a way to quickly retrieve Parties records that are attached to a particular linked field in the Catalogue, or even Parties records attached to any linked field in the Catalogue.

What I do with most other attached modules is use the Objects field in the query mode of the attached module. I pull up a group of the relevant catalogue records, select them, drag and drop them into the attached module's Objects field, and run the query in the attached module.

Since there are no attached modules tabs in Parties like there are in Multimedia, Accession Lots, Conservation, etc., this method is not available.

Another option for most attached modules is the View Attachements routine in the Catalogue (View>Attachments>Current or Selected), but the Parties module is not included in the list of attached modules.

So how else to do it? I was wondering, for instance, if there is a way to write the query using the Edit Query function (either in the catalogue or in Parties).

Will Real
Carnegie Museum of Art

Edited by: - 01-Jan-70 09:00:00

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Re: Is there a way to quickly find Parties attached to Catalogue?

Hi Will,

I suspect you're making it harder than it is. The View:Attachments:Current/Selected menu item allows you to find records where the attachment appears in a separate module. For example, I would use this from the Parties module, to find Catalogue records that a Party might be associated with.

What you're trying to do is the reverse: Find all parties associated with a set of catalog records. To do this, just put the cursor in the field that attaches to the appropriate module, and use this menu item instead: Edit:View Attached:Current/Selected.

For example, if I want to see all the "Associated People" for a set of Archaeology records (collectors, probably) I just query for all my archaeology records, select all of them, make sure the cursor is in the "Associated People" field, and then use Edit:View Attached:Selected menu item. Up pops the Parties module with my collectors.

Is that what you were asking?

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Andy Schuricht, Consultant
Springs Preserve, Las Vegas

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Re: Is there a way to quickly find Parties attached to Catalogue?

Andy, this is exactly the trick I had been looking for. Never knew this technique existed! Thanks.

Will

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