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Import XLSX to Child Table
By John Kostenbader
It has been covered here but I really can't find a sufficient answer. When I do an automated import of an xlsx file that has no blank lines at the top into a portal that is part of a child relationship I keep getting blank lines. I've confirmed that there are no blank rows in the excel spreadsheet. For the particular import I'm talking about i get one blank line at the top (portal is not sorted in any way). I also get two blank lines at the bottom. I can almost understand the blank lines at the bottom (how does FM know when to stop?) but I cannot wrap my head around why I have one at the beginning
Portal exported to excel spreadsheet only contains one related field once, other fields are empty
Sorry if the title is a bit confusing, I wasn't sure how to explain it.
Basically I've got a layout that contains a portal to another table. abc0198_cpa_v002 and xyz0570_cpa_v0008 are the link to the other table (linked to the table by the first 6 characters)
the problem I have is when I export this I get the following in Excel. I was hoping that the empty fields beneath abc0198_cpa_v002 would be filled with abc0198_cpa_v002.
I can get it to work by going to the related table, searching for those records (abc0198 & xyz0570), but I will fall into the same problem when I receive multiple records that relate to the same record in the other table. IE I might receive abc0198_cpa_v002 and abc0198_cpa_v005 etc.
I hope this makes sense and thanks in advance for any help.
Container Fields and Printing
In our database solution we have a table that holds other documents relating to the data. The enduser might insert a PDF or a JPG. So the table is made up of a container field, a job number (unique identifier). To view the file the user clicks in the container (script exports field contents and automatically opens).
The thing we would like to do is when printing a job report if there are any "external documents", would like them to print as well. We want it be be part of the complete report. The container is setup for interactive content and start playback automatically. The script exports the container and imports it back in... on the Mac it produces the correct results, on the PC it prints as a pdf icon for example. Maybe what I want is not possible. Any suggestions.
FileMaker 14 as data source to MS Access
I have a client that would like to use MS Access to connect to a table in a solution hosted on FMS 14.0.3. What I'm reading suggests that was possible with .fmp5 and .fmp7 but is no longer available in .fm12. I've tried to use Access and both (mac) Excel and (windows) Excel to connect via ODBC to the FMS hosted table and I can construct the query and see the fields, but when I submit the request I get an error. Is it still possible to connect Excel or Access to FileMaker 14.0.3 (hosted)? The error I get appears on the attached screenshot.
Is anyone currently doing this?
Thank you in advance.