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  1. Here is some more info on what I'm trying to do... The structure is simple. One table containing invoices as records. Each record has these fields, relevant to this operation: Person (Contains person full name) Persons email (Obvious) Invoice number (Contains numbering) Invoice overdue? (Contains Yes if late) Invoice amount So, what I want to do is: Find Invoice overdue = Yes Sort by Person Create report that forms a list of all invoices overdue by each person containing their total summary Export report for each person to temporary folder as PDF Email each person an evil sounding email with PDF attached Loop this through all persons with invoices overdue Create custom message saying "That's it! Have a nice day!" As said before, each individual segment of this I understand and know how to do. What I don't understand is how to tell FM to loop this for every unique Person name once without naming each person by hand within the script... Especially since I don't want to export each record but rather all overdue records of a unique person.
  2. Jeeeez guys, when I started meddling with FM, I had no Idea of the vast possibilities it has... Now, I want more and more every day. Now this is one problem I can't seem to solve so thought you might have some ideas how to do this. This is the situation: FM 11 on OSX 10.6.8. Created a database of invoices for my non profit. As it happens, a lot of people are overdue on their issued invoices. So I got the idea to create an automated script that will when I activate it create a PDF report containing invoices overdue for every person. And then compile a personalized email that attaches the PDF for that person and then sends it to them. Simple, ha? Well, I know how to create a report which has one persons overdue invoices on every page when in Preview. But I can't figure out how to make FM export each page by itself and name each file according to the data that person has. Had I managed this I think I could manage to automate the email part of the script, but I got stuck here... Now, this seems horribly complicated to me, but I guess to someone reading this it could be piece of cake. So please, if you have the time to suggest a solution, I will be eternally grateful.