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By Tony Morosco
I'm a botanist, and the tables I am working with are for tracking botanical garden collections. The data represents plants in the garden, and the plants are tagged and show up in the database. The tables I am working with were created in FMP 7, and I'd like to open them up in FMP 11 (or later.) The system hasn't been used in years, but still has valuable information.
One of the tables is giving me problems using the FMP convert and recover commands.
These tables are all inter-related. The main table is the Accessions table, which contains records for all of one kind of plant, from the same source, received on the same date. It is basically a museum standard.
The other tables are related to each other through this one main table. The Species table is related to the locations table through the Accessions table.
(i.e. table A relates to table C through the table B, the intermediary)
From the Locations table, we can't see the the species information unless the accessions table is present.
When issuing the open command on the main table to convert the database to FMP 11, I get the message:
"Accessions.fmp7" is damaged and cannot be opened. Use the Recover command to recover this file. When using the Recover command from v. 11, I get another message:
WARNING: problems were detected while recovering the database. Please review the Recover.log file to see where problems were found and their severity. The recovered file should NOT be used going forward; copy only the most recent work from it into a backup copy of the original file. Recovery results: File blocks: scanned and rebuilt 563 blocks, dropped 214 invalid data blocks. Schema: scanned fields and tables, 1 items modified Structure: scanned; 1 items modified Field indexes: rebuilt
Opening the recovered database, there are only three records present. There should be hundreds. So obviously I am looking on how to wrangle this database open.
I've attached the log file here, as well as the database structure map.
The other files have converted just fine. But since the main table won't open, we are kind of stuck.
I can share the files with you through Dropbox or whatever, if needed.
Please let me know any thoughts you have, either basic or advanced. And ask for any clarifications or additional questions. :-)
I am running a server side script that attempts to update records in a MySQL table that is set up as an external data source. It runs without issue for hours to weeks at a time then gets hung on error 512 (Record was already modified by another user). The problem is that I can't figure out how to capture and handle this error. I've tried adding "If get(lasterror)=512 then <skip this record and continue to next> just after the 'Go to Record(next)' but it never gets to that step. Instead hangs on try to move the record pointer and writing error after error to the log.
I've searched the forums fairly thoroughly but there is not a lot of info forthcoming. Surely this has been a problem for someone else that has figured out how to handle it. Any suggestions appreciated.
Will be glad to provide more info on the environment if needed.
Thanks in advance,
By Gently Does It
I am working in a biology lab and have developed several basic databases using filemaker 11 to help the lab organise their stocks of chemicals and so on. We have a fairly onerous excel sheet that we have to fill out for registering certain new reagents we make with the regulatory authorities and as these are a pain to use, they are not filled out regularly enough. I would like to simplify this for everyone by making a filemaker form/database that will automatically fill out as much detail as possible.
The data in question is that when we clone a piece of DNA we need to insert this into several different DNA vectors that are used for different things. Whenever this one particular piece of DNA is inserted into a new vector it must be registered, so for one piece of DNA there may be , lets say 6 individual entries in the database, all saying more or less similar things, but just having different target vectors. I hope this isn’t already sounding to weird.
I have a plan that I will have a ‘home screen’ with a field for entering the name of the DNA and then some tick boxes for each of the common target vectors. What I would like is that all my colleagues will need to do is tick the boxes for the vectors they want to clone the DNA into and filemaker will then automatically populate a new entry for each of the vectors specifically for the new DNA they have cloned. As I have some basic experience, but am admittedly very limited in my scripting knowledge, I am unsure as to how best to do this. Would it be best to have a button next to each of the vectors instead of a tick box that would run a script that would take the name of the DNA in the field and then make a new entry based on the associated vector? If so can anyone suggest how this would be best organised. I am guessing I only need a single table with two layouts, one for the home screen and one for viewing all the entries.
I’m sorry if this seems a bit convoluted.
Thanks for any help.
Is there a way in AppleScript to trap if the connection is lost and have an AppleScript act on this?By ggt667
Is there a way in AppleScript to trap if the connection is lost and have an AppleScript act on this?
At the risk of asking and answering myself( AppleScript below )
repeat tell application "FileMaker Pro" try database "db" on error do shell script "sudo shutdown -r now" with administrator privileges end try end tell delay 59 -- 59 secs end repeat
By James WHL
A client of mine has an Windows 2008 Server which runs an SQL Server.
Because he doesn't have another machine and (Due To some reason, my client do not wish to mess with current SQL database structure),
so I will like to ins tall FM 11 runtime onto the same machine,
The runtime solution is to schedule login to SQL server to perform importing / filtering and exporting data report.
My question is :...
Has someone ever done this and can it be done?
Possible for FM to login onto same machine to access SQL DB ? Thanks!