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I am newbie to filemaker pro but love it Said so, I am struggling a solution that I am building for management of holiday apartments, based on FMSP. I have created a table for bookings, and apartments, and now I am working with another table call Daytariffs that would give the price for each day of the year for each apartment. So far I have being able to show the available apartments for a range of dates, but what I am struggling now is to show the prices for those days. Basically, what I have done on the DayTariffs table is to load 365 days (records) then I have created a field called "Range" and put a calculations that shows "YES" if a date is within the dates I have set on the Booking layout as StartDate and EndDate (this dates are global fields). I have created relationship between Daytariffs and Bookings through ID_DayTariffs (Daytariffs table) = id_daytariffs (Bookings table). Later, I have also created a global field called "BookingDAYS" on Bookings tables and set the field value as "YES", and I have created a new relationship that relates BookingDAYS = Range.
Then I have created a portal based on the the relationship between BookingDAYS=Range, on the Bookings Layout but wont show any records I am stuck here because if I change the Range field to be just text without any calculation and I write "YES" then the portal works, but as soon as I put the calculation back, the related records disappear...
I have checked that calculated result on Range field is set as Text as well as BookinDAYS is a text field... also what have noticed is that the relationship graph for BookingDAYS=Range has this simbol at both sides "|---" when normally would have a three lines (like a folk) when I choose any other filed for that realtionship instead of Range.
I am attaching screenshots of relationship graph, booking layout and DayTariffs Table
Any ideas what I am missing here?
Thanks a lot.
I'm very new to FileMaker design, so I may be missing something very basic, but I cannot figure out how to make this work. I've got a working portal set up, showing the correct records. I can add new records using the blank line in the portal, and those records then show in the portal window. However, if I go look at the actual table that the portal links to, the new records are not being added there. Are they going somewhere else instead? I need to actually create new records, not just display them!
Hi, I’m really Stuck , any suggestions would be most appreciated.
I need to replicate a particular behavior of the PopOver that is inside a Portal.
When inserting or editing portal Rows via popOvers, the data updates in the portal before “committing”.
Trying to replicate this behavior according to this rules:
-. Using Transactions and Data modeling.
.- Data not updated at the portal before committing (refreshing portal by trigger or exiting a field doesn't work).
.- Data not updated at the portal as inserts or edits are been made (same as above).
.- Inserts or Edits are made outside the portal in the same layout (no modals, Using SlideControl).
.- Not using PopOvers inside portal.
.- Portal is not accesible by user it only shows the list of items been inserted or updated.
I have tried different approaches but no solution yet, trying to replicate behavior has been very frustrating.
Filtered Single Line portals and Magic Key with different Techniques and different relationship approaches, I have not tried Globals via Scripts which I presume could be a solution but don’t have much to start with!!!.
For the record:
A few months ago I started implementing “Selector Conector and Transactions”, I´m not so sure I have correctly implemented this.
I have prepared a Sample file (is not the actual solution) with very simple use of Transactions and Data Modeling, it shows different approaches I have tried. Used some technics learned here at this forum which have been very helpful.
Approaches number 1 and number 2 from the Sample file are not the preferred, but merely show the behavior I´m trying to replicate.
A script at start creates small window that shows records are been created in child's table even tough it won’t update the portal before commiting when using technics 3 and 4 from the Sample file.
Hope my explanation makes any sense.
Thanks in advance, and cheers to all
PS.: Check the green Framed Portal at the right hand side of the layout´s Sample file for a cool technique that I designed, it uses “Hide Object when”, and a combination of formatting the Button and portal row (Padding), which makes the illusion of an X circle appearing on the right side when Hovering portal rows, mostly used for deleting. Hope any one has a use for it.
I created a database to track permits by building. Each permit type is stored in its own table. The only link between tables is the Building Name which is the physical location where the permit exists.
v_Buildings (fields include building name, ID, building status, address, city, state, zipcode)
Air (ID, Building Name, Expiration Date, Days_to_Expiration, Type, etc...)
...9 permit types in all, and I will add more in the future
Each of these tables has the same fields in common:
I created a Dashboard layout with the idea that users could select a building name from a drop-down menu and then see all of the permits for that particular building along with their expiration date and the permit owner's name. I am just baffled as to how to do this across multiple tables. I have looked at SQL, Join tables, portals etc...., and I cannot figure out how to aggregate all of this information into one view for users. I cannot even seem to figure out what table should be used for the Dashboard layout. I would love to hear from the community the best and hopefully scalable approach for designing this layout. Thanks in advance from a novice user.
I'm using a field-based value list in conjunction with a filtered portal based on a relationship. The filtered portal seems to be working fine. However, "1" and "0" are showing in the value list though neither of those values are in any records.
Issue #2 is that unless I include "IsEmpty (fieldname)" in the calculation field used in the relationship, all my portal fields have to contain data or the record doesn't show in the portal. In other filtered portals, I've never added "IsEmpty" to the calculation field and records have shown in the the portal regardless of empty values (see yellow highlight in screenshot).
Thanks for any insights on these two issues.