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  1. Ah, ok. I think that they do have an XML option, but unfortunately it is for making new lists rather than editing an existing list, and the latter is what I'm trying to do.
  2. That would be awesome, but I don't know of one. I think there is something from Monkey_Somebody softward, but it's not free and I'm not sure how it works. Still, sending tabs to AppleScript should be dead simple; not sure why it slows to a crawl.
  3. Bump... no ideas? Anybody? I'd be a grateful gorilla for some expert assistance...
  4. So... after a lot of trial and error, I finally have something working in the Web Viewer. The task I'm doing requires me to go to multiple web pages, tab through some fields, enter data in a field, and then press a button. Some other things happen, but that is the gist of it. I have to tab 29 times to get to the correct field, and then I have to enter a 4 digit number (or something similar). Each of the tabs and each of the digits seems to take a bit more than a second to happen, which is agonizingly slow. I'm wondering if there is any known way to speed it up. Here is the AppleScrip
  5. If I can do it without exporting, that might work, but I was really hoping to keep it in a "normal" interface since I have to do other things with it that I certainly can't do in the viewer. Nonetheless, I am grateful for this advice. The simple answer to my original question unfortunately appears to be "No."
  6. Thanks again for posting those files. They are similar (though more refined) than a layer I am using in my solution, so they will help since I can improve that particular layer. I have still ended up using ExecuteSQL for some of the other functionality of the grid. I think it might be possible to simplify my solution further and perhaps do away with ExecuteSQL, but I'm not sure yet.
  7. Thanks to all for the comments/thoughts - I will have a look at these and see if I can make them work. I found a solution that uses ExecuteSQL that seems to be helping a lot.
  8. Here is my situation. I have a 25x25 grid - let's call it a map. Think of it like a game board, like Battleship or perhaps an Excel spreadsheet. I have a 9x9 view of this grid since it is not possible for a phone user to practically view 25x25, but 9x9 seems to work fine. And I have the concept of Current_Location on the map, which is dynamic and changes based on other factors. In TABLE1 I have records of all the "cells" in the 25x25 map that hold information about the cell (for example, the color of the cell). There is other information stored here that includes, for exam
  9. Sorry... I replied to this once already, but I'm not sure why it didn't post. I don't understand this answer. Simply put, I have a graphic on the page that I'd like to pinch and zoom without going to another layout. It needs to stay in the same place and not spawn a bunch of other controls. Perhaps this is not possible? Thanks as always for any help.
  10. Hello. Working on my first FMGo solution. I've locked the zoom and turned off the menus so that things aren't crazy bouncing around all the time. I have a large detailed graphic in the middle of the layout. I would like the user to be able to zoom and slide that graphic to see more detail and or simply move around the visible portion. Can I use gestures to do this? (Pinch, expand, and finger slide, or whatever that's called.) If so, how would I go about figuring this out (I couldn't find an example anywhere). Thanks in advance for any help!
  11. Bump... I'm really hoping somebody knows the answer to this... even if the answer is simply, "Sorry, it's impossible." Anybody have any clues?
  12. One of the sites that my database uses has recently started spamming ads. This eats up my personal hotspot bandwidth and messes up the user experience no end. Is there a way to install an adblocker extension into the browser used by FM? I'm a Mac, still using FM v14, but will probably upgrade soon if that matters. Does it use Safari or is it its own browser? Do folks have other solutions to this type of problem? Thanks in advance! (I'm not a pro; I'm just somebody that has programmed a bunch of stuff into my own FM databases.)
  13. Filemaker 13 Pro Advanced. Mac Yosemite. I'm pulling my hair out - maybe somebody can offer a suggestion before there is no more hair left. I can't for the life of me figure out how to script a click in a web page or a web viewer. I have tried all of the following: • Opening a web page outside of FM (in Safari) and trying to click in that window via: - AppleScript from w/i FM (get an Assistive Access error, even though I've allowed FM in Privacy & Security settings - Opening an Automator-created application via Send Event (can't choose the application) • Opening the same page
  14. thanks, Milanm, but that won't work. it's a good idea, but i'm trying not to change the focus. the portal would actually have to update in multiple windows simultaneously, one for the user and another for his/her audience. if i can't figure out something that WILL work, then i'll certainly consider using OnRecordLoad to minimize my coding. anybody else have a good idea?
  15. I have a portal that shows log events as they happen, chronologically. For UI reasons I need the oldest events at the top and the newest at the bottom. I'd like the portal window to keep scrolling down on its own so it always shows the newest event (at the bottom) and as many previous events as would fit. I do not want to have to GoToObject to make this happen; I would like it to do it on its own. I know that I can do it backwards. I.e., if I sort the list in reverse order and have newest on top, then the portal will update on its own, happily showing the newest at the top all the time. But t
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