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I'm reframing a question that I posted in a confusing way. Using variables seems so simple to me, but I know I'm missing something. I'll just post exactly what I'm trying to do so you guys can tell me why it isn't working.
The project is a db that will handle shift schedules for employees. In the one-day view I'm looking at, the essential live field is a global date field called gDate_of_work. A portal is looking through to related records and returning a list of employees (from a table called staff_schedule_match), identified here by unique serials, who are scheduled to work that day. There is a second portal, located on the same layout, that is (correctly) showing a separate related list, of employees who are available to work on the day of the week.
I, of course, want to be able to click on the name of an available employee and pass her serial number, along with the date in the global date field, to a new record in staff_schedule_match. In the distant past, I've sometimes solved this by opening layouts in offscreen windows and having extra fields dedicated to this data transaction, sometimes even by using the computer's clipboard (i.e. copy/paste).
The script I'm trying to execute here goes:
Set variable ($shift_add_nuid; employee's serial number from related record two) Set variable ($work_date; date displayed in this global date field) Freeze window Go to layout staff_schedule_match New Record Set Field (staff_schedule_match:nUID; $shift_add_nuid) Set Field (staff_schedule_match:StartDate; $work_date) Set Field (staff_schedule_match:EndDate; $work_date) Commit Record Go to layout (original) Refresh window Stepping through the script watching Data Viewer, I can see that the correct data is getting loaded into the variable values, but I can also see that the destination fields show up with an Unrelated table error. I don't understand why - I expected the behavior to be destination-agnostic, like my computer's clipboard, where if I copy some text in an email, I can paste it into a word processor or a browser or whatever.
My goal here is to write a database with tidier relationships than I've used in the past, so I'm intending to use discrete table occurrences of the same data. Here's the roadblock:
In layout 2_week_schedule, I have 14 portals that display a staff schedule (two weeks' worth) and can't be edited. My goal is that a logged-in administrator can click on the date field of any one of those fourteen days and go to a layout 1_day_schedule that is displaying the same information, though with more details and one day at a time.
The underlying table of each layout is the same, though the layouts are based on different TOs.
I wrote this with a script trigger in the date field in 2_week that fires a script to copy its value as date to variable $date, switch to the 1 day layout, and set the pertinent date field there to variable $date (and then commit).I don't know if it's my error, but I think of variables as being like my computer's clipboard - any value can be copied & pasted to/from. But the script fails with the message The operation could not be completed because the target is not part of a related table.
I did try a simple redundant relationship (connecting the two pertinent fields), but that was a hail Mary, and didn't do the trick anyway. Is there a better way to accomplish what I want? In short, I want administrator who's scrolling through the existing schedules to be able to look at any date where she wants to make a change, click on it, grab its contents, and be brought to a more flexible interface where its contents get inserted into a portal that will then show her the results.
This file is web-accessible, so I can post its address if it helps to see what I'm talking about.
Hello, I have a Case calculation that does not return what I expect
wd1 = width of image in container1 , ht1 = height of image in container1
wd2 = width of image in container2 , ht2 = height of image in container2
A script would open up a popup window sized to the parameters of the image in the container. This is how it starts:
Set Variable [ $contfield; Value:Get ( ScriptParameter ) ] //which is the name of container1 or 2 which it gets correctly Set Variable [ $ht; Value:Case ( $contfield = Untitled::container1; Untitled::ht1; $contfield = Untitled::container2; Untitled::ht2; "ERROR") ] Set Variable [ $wd; Value:Case ( $contfield = Untitled::container1; Untitled::wd1; $contfield = Untitled::container2; Untitled::wd2; "ERROR") ] The calculations return "ERROR". Which I don't understand as I would expect $ht/wd to be set to the corresponding numbers in ht1/2 and wd1/2. What am I doing wrong?
By Marinos Kangas
I am new to FileMaker and still trying to find my way around the scripting language. Even though the scripting language is quite rich, I don't feel as comfortable and flexible as I do in lets say VB.
To my query now; I have designed a solution for my company which processes invoices. These invoice forms input numerical amounts tied on budget codes for each department and in turn are stored in a different table. As you can see on the image attached, I cannot find a calculation function that will sum all the amounts for each BudgetCode into AmountAllocated. AmountAssigned is the yearly department budget predefined.
I will be grateful for any suggestions or ideas.
I am trying to open my (local) FM 14 Pro file [which has an auto-exec "Import Script"] but the script needs a variable file name.
How do I pass this variable file name into Filemaker at 1) the time of the file open or 2) at the time of running the script (if I switch to manual execution)?
Is #1 by using the fmp:// syntax from a web browser external to FM? (or is that syntax just for use when invoked from INSIDE a FM file?)