6 posts in this topic
By Dave Ramsey
Since FileMaker 16 now exports a plugin "source" code with the DDR (even if the plugin is not present) for plugin script steps, it would be helpful to have a way to identify a plugin based upon this "source" code. It would be immensely helpful if developers could provide this information.
For reference the "source" code that I'm talking about is "FMmp" in the sample plugin source code.
In the interest of gathering this information, I whipped up a Google Form for data collection. To reduce misuse, this form is entry-only. Once created, there is no way to edit a record. If the information changes over time (say, you would like users to go to a different URL), just make a new record. I can't speak for everyone else, but FMPerception will likely be using the last record available for each source code.
At some later date, this may be expanded into a larger registry, but for now I'd just like to get some data. Follow this link to fill out the form:
FileMaker Plugin Registry Form
I don't have any interest in being the only person with access to this information, so if you would like to view the results, feel free to click here.
Plugin Registry - Google Sheets
If there is some other registry, just point me to it, and I'll apologize for the distraction.
Thank you very much.
P.S. Here's an example of how it looks when FMPerception knows about your plugin:
Hi. I'm using FMPro 12 Advanced.
Creating a database for our community centre and I need to add a membership number to contacts - but not all of them.
I've created a separate table for Membership numbers (as not all contacts will have one, so serial numbers aren't appropriate).
Each membership has a number of details fields.
It's probably a REALLY logical and stupid problem I'm batting against - but I need to:
Select a contact>go to their details>add a membership number (go to a floating window layout, enter the details to the serial-number-derived membership) and have the details including the number show up in a tab on the contact's details layout.
I've created a relationship between my contacts file and my membership file via the Contact_ID>Contact_ID_fk and have played around with other relationships.
I've also created a simple script from a button on the Contacts membership tab to go to the Membership Layout window and create a new record. But it keeps creating a new record in the Contacts, not Membership - even though the relationship only has to create new records in the memberships side.
I'm now running around in circles - please can anyone help me out here?????
I have a weird issue that just started happening when I use the 'Print to PDF' script step in a loop.
I have a script that passes through and prints out a set of pages. When I use the script Debugger and when I reach the spot I am having issues with, I can see, during the preview, that it is in the correct record; showing the correct page, but once it is done and saved as a PDF, it is showing the first record that was browsed.
I have attached a snapshot of the script I am using.
If you notice, I have it go to the layout First, Performs a Find based on a Variable - It finds the proper records.
Then it goes to the first record, (for this example, lets say record # 36)
Starts a loop and saves the record being browsed to a PDF. Then it moves on to the next record in the found set.
The Custom Dialog which SHOULD show the next records ID, does not. It still shows record #36.
I have no clue as to why. Even though as I go through each script step and I can visually confirm it is moving to the proper record in the FileMaker client, it does NOT save the proper Record.
If I switch the option on the 'Save Record as PDF' from Current Record, to records being browsed, it saves the proper records to PDFs, but it duplicates them 3 times and does not set the proper page numbers.
Attached is also the end result
The Observ ID: should be 36, 37, 38 but all three pages stay at 36 showing the exact same record.
Thank you all for your help.
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?