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By Mr. B
We are Americans who are a non-profit and have a school for squatter children in the slums of the Philippines and would like to create student attendance database that provides various rewards.
Our goal is to encourage the kids to attend school who otherwise wouldn't and provide them with a reward point type of system. Each day they attend school, they get 5pts. If they remembered to wear their school uniform they get additional 5 pts. At the end of the day or the end of the week, they can use their points and trade them in for rice, milk, things that will help them feed their family, get school supplies etc.
We would like to account for how often they come to track their daily attendance. We are hoping to include other fields that would be helpful to medical assistance, needs, etc.
As of now, we print and laminte, cutout little paper coins we give them and it is a lot of work. We have around 400-600 kids who attend class. Annually we have several large community events where we track the daily attendance during summer of up to 3,000 students who attend. This is all done by hand so a digital type system would really benefit, save time, manpower, and streamline what we are doing.
- track attendance
- reward attendance and such by point system
- can use their student card points at cafeteria for snacks or for extra stuff as incentive to help their families.
If you know of something that would help us, or have some ideas, please let us know.
IN my db I have the following fields
IMAGE (CONTAINS 14 FRAMES FROM A MOV FILES AS A JPG FILE)
FILEPATH (TEXT FILE AS FOLLOWS: file://Data/Videos/MVI_9887.MOV)
VIDEO A Container file where I would like to see the "file://Data/Videos/MVI_9887.MOV"
In the DB I have several different records how can I create a SCRIPT AS SUCH
GO TO FIELD VIDEO
I Don't want to keep the video file in the db but only look at it when needed
The various INSERT QUICKTIME, URL and so on require me to set the actual file path for each MOVIE file and this is time consuming as I have more than 1200 records, therefore 1200 movie path to insert
Thanks a lot
I tried to install MirrorSync 3.17 today on a MacOS with 10.12.3 and FMS 188.8.131.528. The installer is hanging at about 80% progress at "Running package scripts..."
Is there an installer log file that I can examine?
In addition I noted in the docs the restriction against multiple users sharing the same file on the same device:
I am wondering about the details of this restriction and is it possible for multiple users to share the same db file on the same device if there is no record filtering or record-level access features enabled?
I have a Tab-Separated Text File which I want to import to a database that I just created in FileMaker Pro 15. The text file essentially is a log of events, for instance, one line describes an order, another line describes a payment that has been made. The problem is that I somehow need to import all these lines into different tables. I want all lines in the log file that describe a payment in a table called Payments, and all lines that describe an order in a table called Orders for example.
I'm just starting out with FileMaker so forgive me if there is an obvious solution that I'm not aware of. I have a background in software development, so the only solution that I can think of is writing a small program myself that does all the parsing for me and creates separate text files that contain all the orders and payments and other events that have been logged in the file. Then I could simply import each file into the table I need all the data in.
So to sum everything up, my main question is if there is a way to somehow parse the text file before importing it. I know that you can create custom scripts in FileMaker but I'm not sure if what I need to do can be done just with that.
Thanks in advance,
By Peter Barfield
Not sure if this is the relevant area however, I couldn't seem to find a scripting section
What I would like to do and I have had no success so far is the following scenario.
I have database which stores references to files in container field located on a folder on a shared computer.
What I want to do is have a script which when run populates the database with the names of those files located in the folders on the computer and create a new record for those not already present and if they are already present ignore the import.
I have tried a test script which gets the documents path and loops through each record however I get file unknown when debugging and that is as far as it goes.
The script in no one handles the above scenario of omitting and inserting only new docs it was just a test to see if it was possible to import via this method. From what I can see the script is asking for a particular filename and if it can't be found it throws the error. That though is no good as essentially the filename is in a sense unknown at the time of import and that is what the purpose of the script would be i.e. too find those files and create a new record with reference only in a container.
Documentation on this is either non existent or sparse and confusing to say the least (or at least that's how I find it)
Any enlightenment would be appreciated.