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How do I Concatenate with fields from another table?

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Here’s the idea:

I want to automatically fill a record’s Primary Field in TableA with a title that is a combination of the “Guest Name” from the same table AND the “Show Code” from TableB, a different table in the same base. However, the “Show Code” from TableB should be automatically determined by the “Show Name” also in TableB that is referenced in TableA’s linked field.

I feel like there most be an If, and, then something or other in there.


TableB Fields
SHOW NAME - “Command of Desserts”

TableA Fields:
PRIMARY FIELD - “COD: Harry Morgan”
SHOW NAME - Linked to TableB’s Show Name

Please help me clarify my convoluted question and thanks for ignoring my ignorance . :grinning_face_with_sweat:


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Hi @Chris_Dukes - try this:

Your table B is as you describe:

Screenshot 2019-03-27 at 14.40.03.png

Your table A is:

Screenshot 2019-03-27 at 14.40.12.png

The name field is a formula, concatenating the Show Code and the Guest Name:

CONCATENATE({Show Code}, " : ", {Guest Name})

The Show Code field is a link to table B
The Guest Name is just entered text
The Show Name field is a lookup on Show Code to table B

So, you have to enter the guest name and pick the show code from the link, but the Show Name and the key field are automated.

Hope this helps!