6 posts in this topic

Posted (edited)

Hey,

I want to use the same header on all my layouts in FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced but I can't seem to find a way to accomplish it. I read on Google and other forums that there is no way to do it, however the posts I found are all at least a year or two old. Did they add a way to do it in FileMaker 15 or do I still need to duplicate a layout to get the same header on a different one?

Thanks in advance,

Mike

Edited by 123

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Mike,

Yep, there's no way to do that currently, nor will there be in v16 afaik.

Why do you want to have one header across all layouts? For a menu?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Hey,

yeah I don't want the default FileMaker menu (that you use to create new records etc) to show up in the final product. I made a navigation bar or menu that lets you create new records, perform finds, switch layouts and so on. I guess I will have to duplicate the layout I have right now and then edit it for all my other layouts.

Thanks for the quick response,

Mike

Edited by 123

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Custom Menus?

Accounts and Privileges? 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Except that the custom menu doesn't give the visual 'Wow' that we're often looking for. More and more apps (non FileMaker apps) have only a hamburger menu and don't show the old style menu at all. Which allows a much more pleasing UI. Unfortunately, FM doesn't allow any styling of the menu nor can it be captured into a hamburger style menu.

Not sure how Accounts and Privileges fits into this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you post a screenshot of what you are wanting to get ride of?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By Dimitrios
      Hello,
      I am not sure if this is a tip, or if it is already known.
      Anyway it has a practical value for me so I thought I post it.
      Sometimes I need to present data in a layout with several sub-summary parts and usually no body parts
      I find it good interface, to give the user the ability to click on the only visible sub-summary part and reveal the next part in the hierarchy, and so on...
      Thus expanding and collapsing the list by clicking on the headers.
      From what I read in the forums the standard technique for this is to have a global variable to store whether part X is expanded or not.
      I don't like that method very much so I thought of an alternative.
      Layout  Example Structure
      Sub-Summary Part1   (based on COUNTRIES::Name)
      Sub-Summary Part2   (based on COUNTRIES::CityID)
      Sub-Summary Part3   (based on CITIES::SalesmanID)
      To the right of the sub-summary part, just off screen we put an instance of the field we are sub-summarizing by. 
      For example, inline with sub-summary Part1 we put an instance of the field COUNTRIES::Name and we name the Object as "Part1"
       
      Now if the sub-summary part is visible using the following :
      GetLayoutObjectAttribute ( "Part1";"source" ) will give us "COUNTRIES::NAME"
      or if the sub-summary part is not visible will give us error 102 (Field is missing)
       
      By looping with a $counter variable through all sub-summary parts (1....n) 
      we can get a list of the visible sub-summary parts (the fields they are based on)
      Then we can use this information to sort the records anyway we want to.
       
      That's it!
      I think it would be nice if someone thought a way to have the list sorted in the way the parts are presented.
      Thanks, Dimitrios
    • By dysong3
      I have a number of scripts that have worked perfectly for years in previous versions of FileMaker, however in FMP 15 they causse FM to crash.  They only way I have found to avoid the crash is to use the debugger and to use the "step into" button.  That of course is a very cumbersome workaround. You can see one of the culprits below.  Anyone have any ideas what's wrong here?
       
       

    • By matthewrollinson
      Hi!
      I recently moved my Filemaker databases to a new Windows server. And since then, I’m having sporadic “Database Server process has terminated abnormally” Error 701. This is accompanied in the Windows event logs with application error 1000, and these are the details:
      Faulting application name: fmserver.exe, version: 15.0.3.308, time stamp: 0x58124553
      Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.3.9600.18438, time stamp: 0x57ae642e
      Exception code: 0xc0000374
      Fault offset: 0x00000000000f1b70
      Faulting process id: 0x624
      Faulting application start time: 0x01d2a8b983d812e3
      Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Database Server\fmserver.exe
      Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
      Report Id: 2fea4014-160e-11e7-80c2-109836ac1fba
      Faulting package full name:
      Faulting package-relative application ID:
      This did not happen on the older Windows Server, which was 2008. The new server is 2012 R2 Standard
      It first occurred on the first day I starting using the databases on the new server. So updated FM Server 15 to latest (15.3). I then performed all available Windows updates, updated Java. Then a few days elapsed before Filemaker failed again, with exact same errors.
      So I performed a recover on the databases within Filemaker, just to check. All fine. I also downgraded FM Server to version 14 to eliminate FM Server 15 as an issue. After downgrading to 14 we had 6 days then before it failed. But last night it went again with same errors.
      It seems to occur when a scheduled Filemaker script is being run on the server. But oddly, when the server is quiet, ie. After 18:00 when people have logged off and gone home, or at lunch break.  The Filemaker scripts are run every 30 mins during office hours, so run many many times over the days between failures with success, and did so for years before I moved to new server.
      When the 701 error occurs, I’m forced to reboot the server. It doesn’t auto restart the process after failure.
      I would be incredibly grateful for any advice on this. Anyone aware of issues similar?
    • By Leelike
      Hello all,
      I'm having an issue with my Macbook air seeing 'Connection Failed' for only one dev server, despite other devices being able to see it. Setup as follows:
      Macbook Air: FM 14 & 15 - able to see 2 AWS dev servers + 1 client server (via vpn) - Personal AWS Dev server = CONNECTION FAILED
      Windows 7: FM 14 & 15 - able to see all of the above, no issues
      Ipad 3: FM Go 14 & 15 - able to see all of the above, no issues
      ---------------------------------------------------
      The Mac OS is Sierra and the Dev server it won't connect to is now running FMS 15 (upgrade from 14 though this didn't fix the issue). I've spent hours looking through forums etc and have tried deleting the PEM files in the 14 install but to no avail.
      I'm stumped! Does anyone have any ideas on this?
      Thanks,
      Lee
       
    • By 123
      Hey,
      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,
      Mike