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  1. Hi, Has anyone else found that you are unable to export .fmp12 records from FM 16? I use this step in many scripts and the first machine I upgraded ( out of 48 ) I get the "unable to save file" error every time. FM 15 works, FM 16 fails on the same DB, same table, same record set. I can't even export manually. I made a screen movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOGcm4bt86o
  2. When exporting XML as fmxmlresult.xml when does FileMaker populate the content of the layout attribute? Usually it looks like <DATABASE DATEFORMAT="D/m/yyyy" LAYOUT="" NAME="Menu.fp7" RECORDS="51" TIMEFORMAT="k:mm:ss "/> Yet sometimes it looks like this <DATABASE DATEFORMAT="D/m/yyyy" LAYOUT="menu" NAME="Menu.fp7" RECORDS="51" TIMEFORMAT="k:mm:ss "/> Then again when querying the XML RPC it always look like this <datasource database="Menu.fp7" date-format="MM/dd/yyyy" layout="menu" table="Menu" time-format="HH:mm:ss" timestamp-format="MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss" total-count="0" /> Asking the question myself, answering the question myself as well. Checking the following checkbox populates the LAYOUT-attribute of FMPXMLRESULT
  3. I have 4 Tables of Sales Records (1 per Store) for the same 1000 products (each sold in the 4 Stores). Table1 (T1) has 30,000 records T2 has 50,000 records T3 has 10,000 records T4 has 10,000 records The fields in the 4 Tables have different names and contain similar “core” content. Tables are added to each month with additional records (imported into FM 14 Pro Advanced from Excel). Unfortunately the same Products are named slightly differently in each of the 4 tables. Each store / table has a (text) Product-ID but (for the same product) it is different per store. I do want to rectify this “naming problem” (perhaps in a Table #5?) so I can produce a report showing sales for each of the 1000 products across all 4 stores (grouped by date etc.) I’m not sure how to structure/carry-out this in Filemaker most effectively. Any ideas? Ultimately, when the data is clean, I want to upload ALL the records (e.g. 100,000 records) in one export into one Excel spreadsheet so I can run a Pivot Table (Cross-Tab) report. Do I need to combine the 4 Tables into 1 Master Table before doing an Export on the Master Table? If so, how would I do this? Thanks for any ideas about this?
  4. I have come across this technique severally on this forum, but I can't figure out how this really works. Right now I am faced with a situation that requires similar technique and I can't seem to get it work. I have Table A and Table B. 1. I want to script an import Process that will first export all records in Table A into Table B (kinda A Clone Copy of Table A) Thats just my basic objective 2. Then from there, I would want to be able to do similar Process but this time, I will only update the records in Table B with that of Table A using a match field. 3. I will also love to perform the process based on a found count. ie after performing a find of specific records I think If I can be guided on achieving NO. 1, then I can similarly script the others..
  5. I'm using Filemaker Pro 11 in Windows 7, trying to automate the exporting of files from container fields. I've written a script that goes through all the records to export the files in the container fields while skipping empty container fields. The code works well, except that there are a number of records with container fields where I get the "Container fields cannot be exported." error. When I try go to these records and try manually exporting the container field contents by right clicking, the "Export Field Contents..." option is grayed out, though I am able to open the document and then manually save it. There are, however, way too many of these cases for me to practically do this one by one, so I'm hoping if someone has an idea what's going on here and how I might be able to automate the exporting of these fields that are giving me this error. To help me troubleshoot this, I wrote a shorter code that focused on exporting the field contents of just one record. This helped me figure out which records were giving me this error. Here's the code: If[not(isEmpty(TABLENAME_::FIELDNAME))] Set Variable [$filePath; Value:"filewin:" & Get(DocumentsPath) & TABLENAME_::TABLE_ID_FIELD] Export Field Contents [TABLENAME_::FIELDNAME; "$filePath"] End If I've been searching and trying a bunch of different things, but with no luck. Any tips and pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  6. I have developed a solution for IOS devices which also utilizes scripts that facilitate importing of GPS coordinates and especially photos from the device, i.e. iPhone or iPad, within FMGo. Although I have scripted the possibility of emailing images originally captured by the solution outside of the solution, there does not seem to be a possibility for exporting the captured image to the Photos app and thus pushing them to the iCloud. I know one could first capture the image in the Camera app and then import it into a container within the solution, but this distracts from the all-in-one nature of my solution, where quick image capture is paramount. Ideally, the user would use the solution to capture the image and related contextual data, but also elect to save such an image in the Photo app at a later stage to permit sharing it to social media apps, for example. I'm fairly advanced, having used FM since the Claris days.
  7. I have found ways to do this from Filemaker in OSX but I can't seem to apply this to FMGo. I want to mail the current record as a PDF and to have the PDF name be derived from the value of a field (in this cas, the name of the client) Below is the script as it stands. Is this a possibility in FMGo? 1. Go to Layout [ layout name ] 2. Set Variable [$name ; Value: Patients::LastName ] 3. Save Records as PDF [ Restore ; No dialog ; "$name.pdf" ; Crerate email ; Current record ] 4. Go to Layout [ original layout ] THoughts?
  8. Hi All, 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. So the company I am working for just picked up a huge contract with a cruise line, where we are going to be surveying some of their hardware and other equipment, guess who has two thumbs and is the lucky son of a gun to make the database for this project? This guy! Anyways, I can't really go into detail for legal reasons, but I can explain what I am looking for. I'm wondering if there is a way to export the records from the database in filemaker to an existing Excel spreadsheet, and the biggest reason this is the route I'm trying to go is, I based the solution that I've build thus far on the spreadsheet deliverable that they had given us at the beginning of the bidding process. There are several fields in this deliverable that have the same name, which in Excel is no problem, but we work with Filemaker lol, so there's that. Anyway, so I have about 5-6 different types of fields that share the same name in the spreadsheet that i cannot allow in filemaker, so I cannot just set up an export to create an excel document, or else the client would most likely be very unhappy with the deliverable that they receive. So i want to know if there is any way to throw all of my records into the spreadsheet that they gave us starting at a specific cell for each of the 8 (I think it was 8) worksheets in the file. haha the more I type and am reading what i type, the more impossible I feel like this would be. Thank you to anyone who can offer some help or insight, it is greatly appreciated!
  12. Hello, We have a table with more than 15000 rows (museum inventory application). We used to export large amount of rows (some times like 900) to modify several fields in every rows then import it back (with version 8.5 of fmp). Now that we migrated on FMS14, it appears that it is not possible to export the fields' names in the tab file as first line. Is there a way to get the headers in the exported file ? if not please consider adding the possibility in next release. Thank you Thomas.
  13. SalesOrder_MagentoSales.xsd SalesOrder_MagentoSales.xsdHi and thanks in advance if you are reading my issue. I have data in filemaker that i need to export to XML so my ERP system can pull it in and create a Sales order. I have the XML Schema and also have a sample XML of what it should look like. The missing piece is i don't have a XSL style sheet and not sure where to start or how to create one. I been looking a many sites and many post, but feel I'm getting more confused than anything else. Can somebody point me in the right direction or possibly help me create the XSL Style sheet? I'm a visual person and have tried looking for videos or instructions, but not luck yet. The ERP system we're using is Microsoft AX 2012 R2 and will be using an AIF port to pull the XML to create the order. Any help would be appreciate it.. Attached is the XML Schema and the XML sample and the FM database with the data. Thank you SalesOrder_MagentoSales.xsd B2B_MagentoOrder.xml ExternalOrders.zip
  14. 24U ​released 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0 Easy-to-use file management plug-in brings new features and full 64-bit support for FileMaker Pro 14 and FileMaker Server 12 thru 14 Prague, CZ -- May 26, 2015 24U Software announces a major upgrade of 24U SimpleFile Plug-In for managing files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server, adding new features, along with support for 64-bit FileMaker Pro 14 and FileMaker Server 12, 13, and 14. 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0 brings support for running applications from the solution, compressing and decompressing files and folders, and introduces new options for file selection dialogs. The new version is more stable and reliable than the previous versions and fully supports 64-bit system architectures on both Mac and Windows, allowing it to be used with FileMaker Pro 14, as well as FileMaker Server 12, 13, and 14 within server-side scripts and web publishing, including Instant Web Publishing and FileMaker WebDirect. Minor improvements include higher precision of file creation and modification timestamps, better error reporting, removed Exif rotation height and width mismatch, and a fix for RTF writing issues. New features introduced in the version 3.0: - Full compatibility with FileMaker Server 12, 13, and 14 - Full support for 64-bit architecture on both OS X and Windows - Better stability and reliability necessary for a server-side plug-in - More options in file/folder selection dialogs - SFile_Open now allows for selecting what application will open the file - SFile_Reveal opens file's enclosing folder and selects the file - SFile_Run can run any application with provided extra arguments - SFile_Compress and SFile_Decompress can zip and unzip files and folders About server-side support 24U SimpleFile Plug-In is fully functional as a server-side plug-in. It can be used in server-side scripts, and from within web publishing, including Instant Web Publishing on FileMaker Server 12 and FileMaker WebDirect on FileMaker Server 13 and 14. Being able to programmatically access and manipulate files and folders locally stored on the FileMaker Server host computer allows FileMaker solutions to provide extended features such as importing and exporting data through a web interface. About 64-bit architecture FileMaker started using 64-bit architecture for the web publishing engine in FileMaker Server 12, and made 64-bit architecture mandatory for all components of FileMaker Server with the release of FileMaker Server 13. Therefore FileMaker plug-ins need to be built for 64-bit architecture in order to function with FileMaker Server 13 or 14 and in the web engine of FileMaker Server 12. FileMaker Pro gained support for 64-bit architecture with the release of version 14. Users can choose whether to use FileMaker Pro 14 as 32-bit or 64-bit application. However, if plug-ins are used they must match the architecture of the FileMaker Pro application. It will take some time before all plug-ins are updated to support 64-bit architecture natively. So, if a user needs to use 32-bit plug-ins with FileMaker Pro 14 it is necessary to run FileMaker Pro in the 32-bit mode as well. On a Mac it is as easy as opening the Get Info dialog for the application and enable the option to run the app in 32-bit mode. On Windows the appropriate architecture needs to be chosen before installing the FileMaker Pro 14. 24U SimpleFile Plug-In addresses the need for different architectures by providing versions for both 32-bit and 64-bit environments, letting users use the version that suits better their actual needs depending on other circumstances. About 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 24U SimpleFile Plug-In is a file management plug-in for FileMaker Pro which allows to create, delete, copy, move, rename, read, and edit all user’s files and folders directly from his databases. One of the unique features of 24U SimpleFile Plug-In is exporting styled text as RTF... Other features include reading and writing files using different encodings, mounting network volumes, converting between different file path notations, checking kind of disk items (file/folder/not found), size of files and folders (data fork/resource fork/file/folder), checking and setting creation and modification date & time, file/folder privileges, choosing file, folder, and new file name via system dialog, 100% Unicode support, and much more. System Requirements and Compatibility Recommended configuration: Mac OS X: Any Intel Mac, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.10, FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced or newer or FileMaker Server 13 or newer Windows: 1.6 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 or newer, FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced or newer or FileMaker Server 13 or newer Minimum requirements: Mac OS X: Macintosh, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, FileMaker Pro 11 or newer or FileMaker Server 12 or newer Windows: 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, Windows XP SP3, FileMaker Pro 11 or newer or FileMaker Server 12 or newer Availability and Pricing 24U SimpleFile Plug-In is available as a shareware. User can install 24U SimpleFile Plug-In, and try it out for the period of 14 days free of charge. After this period, 24U SimpleFile Plug-In can stop working and require a registration code. User will get this code after he pays for a license. Licenses for 24U SimpleFile Plug-In start at US$49 per user and US$499 per server. Existing customers can upgrade to the new version at 50 % off the regular prices if placing order within 14 days upon release, and 30 % off if buying later. Customers who have bought 24U SimpleFile Plug-In within the last 30 days before the release of the new version are eligible for free upgrade. Optional Premium Support and Implementation services are available with the purchase of 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0. More info: http://www.24usoftware.com/SimpleFile Download: http://www.24usoftware.com/SimpleFile#download Buy: http://www.24usoftware.com/SimpleFile#buy About 24U Software 24U is a key vendor of plug-ins for FileMaker Pro and a producer of FM Bench, the tool for auditing and optimizing FileMaker solutions. We unveiled the Marvelous Optimization Formula and teach how to efficiently optimize performance of your solution and processes by focusing on real bottlenecks. Optimizing your performance... Inventing unique iOS applications... Helping organizations to get more out of their technologies... Dedicated to creating the easiest to use FileMaker plug-ins... We connect the dare of education with the experience of industry to achieve the impossible. Customer contact: HOnza Koudelka Software Division Manager, 24U s.r.o. FileMaker 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 Certified Developer FileMaker Business Alliance Member sales@24usoftware.com http://www.24usoftware.com Press Contact: pr@24uSoftware.com ### ©2015 24U s.r.o. All rights reserved. 24U, 24U Software, and FM Bench are trademarks of 24U s.r.o. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pricing and availability are subject to change without notice.
  15. Hi, I have optical store and I made Filemaker database to manage inventory of optical frames and lenses. Now I want to implement fiscal printer into same database so I can print receipts directly. Fiscal printer read xml files but files needs to be in some particular format, Filemaker does not export it that way. So I will attach two files, One is example of what it should look like to be readable by printer and the other one is example of how file maker export it from my database. This is sample what is what: DATA BCR= Sifra Proizvoda VAT= PDV stopa PRC= MPC AMN= Kolicina Could someone help me write xslt file so I can export it the right way??? Thank you RCP_104300.XMLUntitled.xml
  16. Hi Tim, I was wondering why you seemed to have backed away from deleting the EasyDeploy file once it has been used, and instead set a flag "consumed?" Did you feel that the "Export Empty to delete a file technique" was not reliable? Also, at the top of the Upgrade Solution script in the EasyDeploy file, you have an Installer OnTimer Script [Interval: 0] script step. That might be a left over from attempts at a 1-click update, because I do not see any previous OnTimer sets. Can you confirm? Thanks, Barbara
  17. Hello there, I'm working on using XSL to change a Filemaker export using FMPXMLRESULT grammar to a different XML structure. Only a single field is needed from the Filemaker export file, however the closest i've gotten to successfully change the format is by setting <xsl:template match="/"> yet displays the error code of 0. I've tried to specify my match field to<xsl:template match="fmp:FMPXMLRESULT/fmp:RESULTSET" > however that causes my format to disappear and still display the error code. Any assistance to point me in the right direction or point out my mistakes would be greatly appreciated. FMP XML: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <FMPXMLRESULT xmlns="http://www.filemaker.com/fmpxmlresult"> <ERRORCODE>0</ERRORCODE> <PRODUCT BUILD="01-09-2015" NAME="FileMaker" VERSION="ProAdvanced 13.0v5"/> <DATABASE DATEFORMAT="M/d/yyyy" LAYOUT="" NAME="" RECORDS="2" TIMEFORMAT="h:mm:ss a"/><METADATA> <FIELD EMPTYOK="YES" MAXREPEAT="1" NAME="ex" TYPE="TEXT"/> </METADATA> <RESULTSET FOUND="1"> <ROW MODID="6" RECORDID="2"> <COL> <DATA>asdasdasd</DATA> </COL> </ROW> </RESULTSET> </FMPXMLRESULT> XSL: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:fmp="http://www.filemaker.com/FMPXMLRESULT" exclude-result-prefixes="fmp"> <xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes" encoding="UTF-8" version="1.0"/> <xsl:template match="/"> <RESPONSE> <SAY> <xsl:call-template name="info"/> </SAY> </RESPONSE> </xsl:template> <xsl:template match="fmp:FMPXMLRESULT/fmp:RESULTSET/fmp:ROW" name="info"> <xsl:value-of select="fmp:COL[1]/fmp:DATA"/> </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> OUTPUT: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <RESPONSE> <SAY/> </RESPONSE> DESIRED OUTPUT: <RESPONSE> <SAY> Field value (Which is asdasdasd right now) </SAY> </RESPONSE>
  18. I am working on a project where there is a need to share some data with a 3rd part. Currently, the workflow is to export the records to a CSV and then upload the file to a web API that the 3rd party set up. We would like to send the data directly to the website from inside the solution, instead of having to go through the steps of exporting and manually uploading the file. I am not sure what this new automated-API will quite be like at the moment, as I am working with the web developer to create it in the first place. But I would like to get a better understanding of the possible FileMaker side of things before trying to work that out with them. Is this possible to do with 13? (Note: this is just FMP client and local file, not a hosted/server solution.) Is it possible to use "Insert from URL" (even though I am really exporting) to pass the data via POST? or "Open URL"? Seems like maybe it could be done with a web viewer, if you built the data object into a variable and used javascript to make the connection? Would be nice if there were a full/native FM way to do it, though (easier to maintain I would think). Would this require a plugin (prefer not - cost issues)? Is it perhaps possible to export a file to a URL-path (then maybe I could just re-use the API that currently is in place)? I would assume that many folks have done this before I would like to hear from the voice of experience. Thanks, Justin
  19. Is there a way to export related records such that you can get all records for each table (let's say 4 related tables - parent to great grand child table) so that each record for each table is shown in the exported excel file. In other words, parent fields will get repeated in one to many child records and parent records with no child will show blanks under the child variables. This seems to work properly only with direct parent and child records but once you get more than one table away, it doesn't seem to hold its hierarchy. Seems there should be an easy way to do this. I've attached a file as an example. Any suggestions? RelatedTablesExport.fmp12.zip
  20. Hi, I have a portal set up on a layout for Table A, which shows records from Table B. In the portal records, I am also displaying fields from Table C, which is related to Table B. When I export records from my source layout (Table A) to Excel, I get one row for each record in Table B, which is great. Exactly what I want. The problem is that the Table C fields from each portal record are all blank. Is there no way to get that data to appear in my export, since it is two steps away from the source table? Thanks!
  21. What is the simplest way to export a found set of related records as a CSV file (using Export Field Contents script step) that includes a custom header row?
  22. Hi,  My client has photos stored in a container field in a table. There are a few thousand, so obviously I need to script it. There are some examples for scripting an export from container fields out there, but I'm getting stuck with an 800 error "filename could not be created on this disk. Use a different name, make more room on the disk, unlock it or use a different disk." I'm trying to write to my /tmp/ folder, so permissions shouldn't be an issue and I don't see any other obvious problems. I've attached a screen shot of my script. Any ideas?  Once I get past this, I guess I'll see if the looping actually gets me through all the records in the table.  Thanks! Mark
  23. 360works Scribe can take data from a pdf form and import to filemaker. Can scribe take data from filemaker and import to a field on a pdf form?
  24. Our company is going paperless. Our Bill of Lading is a pdf form that we use on our tablets. My problem is taking the data from filemaker and inserting the data into the pdf form. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
  25. I was wondering if there is a way to disable to error message the pops up after a failed export. Even when error capture is on I still get a popup about being unable to create the file. The reason I need to do this is that I have a robot client running on the server machine and I can't have it waiting for someone to click ok after an export fails. I would rather be able to capture the error and make a report so I can check it later. I'm not sure why the export failed in the first place and obviously it would be better to just fix the problem, but for future problems I would like to avoid this issue. I'm using FMS 13 and FM 13 on a Windows 8 computer. Has anyone had a similar problem?