By Jeff M
I've done quite a bit with FileMaker in the past, but have never jumped into the XML arena. Now I have a need to do so, and I'm really needing some help with something I'm sure is quite basic...but still foreign to me. I have an external data source which export XML in a very specific format (see attached). I need to import that into FileMaker so I can manipulate the data, do some various lookups, etc. Once I've made my changes in the data, I need to export in the exact format it was when imported so the external data source can properly import.
Not sure if it makes sense to import into 2 tables (workflows, workflow steps) or just a single table. I'm open either way. Once the data is in FileMaker I can get all my calculations and lookups and scripts going and make the data what I need it to be, but then I'll need to export it.
Can someone point me in the right direction?
Thanks so much in advance!
I assist with a FMP 11 database that manages projects and related data, about 10,000 projects currently.
I setup a new tool that tracks a ADL requirement with a simple YES/NO drop down value list. Users choose if the project requires ADL tracking by selecting YES/NO, and we have a layout that lists all 10,000 projects with the ADL requirement that shows YES, NO or empty value. This layout also shows lots of other project records that are searchable without error.
I am trying to perform a Find on this layout to display all values with YES selected, or NO selected. The appropriate relationship is setup on the graph so my list shows all 10,000 projects, and other records that are searchable, but my YES/NO value list gives me a "No records match the find criteria." Before I write a script with a button I am testing the find function steps first, and I keep getting the same error.
I open the layout, click show all (10,000) records.
I click Find then click the ADL Requirement and click either YES or NO.
I click Perform Find and get the No records match this criteria error.
This seems to be a very simple operation, to search records in the database, and for the life of me I cannot find why it isn't working!!
Any help is much appreciated, thanks in advance!
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. :-)
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 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,