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  1. Each record line represents a request for a specific dockage slip reservation at the marina over a screen displayed period of 31 days maximum (Only 17 Days are shown). The "Red" indicates the multiple day Arrival thru Departure dates a boat will be in the marina at that slip. The "Green indicates the days that are available to assign the slip to additional reservation requests or daily transient boaters.
  2. Long calculation time means the time it takes to paint the screen layout because of the calculation time for 31 days to be completed. See above insert to my original post. I am not sure I understand your "repeating field" scenario. Thirty-One day repeating field?
  3. My Filemaker Pro 11 solution uses a layout that features 31 calculated container fields representing days of the month. A "Case" calculation has 12 different scenarios to display each month-day container records 29px x 15px field as either "Red" or "Green". My problem is long calculation time for the layout to refresh. I did not realize that a container field cannot be indexed. Also, the red and green object container fields used in the month-day calculation are global containers which cannot be indexed. I struggle to find a solution to this problem. Ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Filemaker Pro 11 is running on two Windows 10 computers connected as Host and Client over a network. The script to import data from an Excel .csv file utilizes the following script step options: 1. Un-Checked - Specify data source - File 2. Check - Specify import order, Import Action a. Select - Update existing records in found set b. Check - Don't import first record (contains field names) 3. Check - Perform without dialog When the Import script is run from the Host computer, and the desired .csv file is manually selected, the Excel first row field names are not imported and the second row with the data is imported as expected. (See Host Import Mapping) When the same script is run from the Client computer, the Excel first row field names are imported and not the second row data. To get the proper result, I have to leave the check box for "Perform without dialog" unchecked and then manually, from the "Import Action" group, check the box for "Don't import first record (contains field names)" to get the proper data imported. (See Client Import Mapping, check box is no longer checked) Is this caused by a defect in FMP 11? I can't figure out why this is happening.
  5. I have tried it all, and then some. I am at the conclusion as stated above, "Filemaker will open the last folder used" - to Open a file. It appears that I am stuck with that result. I'm done.
  6. So far no joy, I guess I have not explained my need well enough. I am wanting to reset the currently set directory (folder) last opened to import a file. I am not interested in the "files" right now, I am only working with the "folder" (directory). I want the Windows (not Mac) Filemaker Pro 11 Advanced current default "Open File, Look in:" directory changed from "MarinaPro" (folder set at the solution startup) to "ResScheduler" (folder where the .csv files reside) before I start manually importing from the ever changing quantities of individual reservation attachment .csv files added by an Outlook 2010 Macro. I am hoping a custom function like, but not having anything to do with Get(DocumentsPath), might work. Something, for example like Get(DirectoryPath). I think this may have been addressed in a later version of Filemaker, not sure.
  7. Sorry I didn't originally specify "Windows 10" based. Also, attached the import script I am testing. I am not really understanding your solution? I simply want the default Filemaker "Open File" directory changed from "MarinaPro" (set at solution startup) to "ResScheduler" (where .csv files reside) before I start manually importing from selected individual files.
  8. After my Windows 10 based Filemaker Pro 11 MarinaPro Solution is launched (Path = C:/MarinaPro/Marina.fp7), I need to create a variable ($$source = filewin:/C:/MarinaPro/ResScheduler/) to a revised default "Open File" path. Because I need to select from several reservation request attachment Excel .csv files, placed in the ResScheduler directory by an Outlook 2010 Macro, my "Import Records" script is set with an "unspecified" data source. When my script is activated with Error Capture "Off", I get the obligatory Filemaker Pro Error message, "The file <unknown> could not be found..." and the "Open File window is still set to "Look in: "MarinaPro" (Default). And, of course with Error Capture "On" there is no Open File window presented. I have to manually select and import the first Excel.csv file before the default directory becomes "ResScheduler". I want my default "Open File" "Look in:" directory changed from "MarinaPro" to "ResScheduler" before I open the first Excel.csv file. Is there a way, nothing I have tried is working. Import.pdf
  9. Filemaker Pro Adv 12 running under Windows 10. Trying to "Send Mail" with two (2) attachments. The specified attachment files are defined as $Path1 (from_map.png) and $Path2 (to_map.png). Both files are located at C:/Users/{user id}/AppData/Local/Temp/S<n>. The Specified files are entered as: $PATH1 $PATH2 However, when Send Mail is activated only $PATH1 is shown as an attachment. Can't seem to get past this problem, help please.
  10. I have several customers that utilize our MarinaPro Marina Dockage Management solution. All are running Windows 10 Pro 64Bit and Filemaker Pro 11.0v2. All the MarinaPro solutions are functioning well with exception to the one marina that is using an HP LaserJet Professional M1217nfw MFP printer. The printer has been named "HP LaserJet". The problem is that scripted reports will not print after an updated/revised solution is installed on the computer. However, a test page can be printed from the Windows default printer. Print scripts are utilized by more than one report and this sample is named - "Master Portrait Printer | Current Record | All | 1 |" and is formatted as: #Used by: Print Float Plan Form #Used by: Toggle Printer Mode #Portrait Orientation #Print: Current Record | Print Range All | Copies: 1 Print [Restore: HP LaserJet; No dialog] Filemaker Help states, "If you do not specify an output destination before saving the script or 'if the specified printer cannot be found' when the script executes, the 'output from the script step is sent to the user’s default' printer." It appears that the "specified" printer is not being found and the output from the script is "not" being sent to the user's default printer. However, if I "re-specify print options" and "Save" the script it will start working again. And now I am unclear whether it is actually finding the FMP "specified" printer or the Windows "default" printer. Any ideas why this occurs?
  11. Problem solved with your help. I am using a global field with a value list (Mail, Outlook, Gmail, Outlook Express) to select the wanted emailer for FMP 11, FMP 14 and FMP16 under Windows XP thru Windows 10. By setting "Mail" as the default emailer in the Edge browser, I have scripted 'Send Event ["aevt"; "odoc"; "mailto"]' for get "Mail" to open. Then another script element is "else if'd" for launching "Outlook" with 'Send Event ["aevt"; "odoc"; "outlook.exe"]'. And yet another "else if" for Gmail with 'Open URL [No dialog; "https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox"]'. However, this only wants to work for Filemaker 11 with "Compatibility" mode unchecked. Do not know why??? And one more "else if", for Windows XP hangers-on, for Outlook Express 'Send Event ["aevt"; "odoc"; "msimn.exe"]'.
  12. In Filemaker Pro Advanced 11 ( and 14 ), is it possible to launch the Windows 10 Mail program (WinMail.exe.mui) using the Filemaker "Send event" or some other approach?
  13. "Aw, Snap!" Ran the "test 3.fp7" file with the result above. Converted the test file to "test 3.fmp12" with FMP 14 Advanced. Ran "test 3.fmp12" under FMP 14 Advanced and all is well. Looks like something with regard to Windows 10 and FMP 11. Went under the hood of Filemaker Pro.exe (FMP11 Adv.) to check the "Compatibility" setting. It had Compatibility Mode set to "Windows 7". I unchecked the box to clear "Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows 7. Re-ran "test 3.fp7" again under FMP 11 Advanced and now all is well. Go figure.
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