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    Structure problems

    Hi Steve, Thank for your reply. My database is for an event organisation. It's has on 3 bases (see image fm3): Planning ID_Planning Date Hour ... Object ID_Object a taks a spectacle Contact ID_Contact name email The intermediate bases are linking the bases together by a simple relation. Intermediate between planning and object will link the ID_Planning with the ID_Object Intermediate between object and contact will link the ID_Object with the ID_Contact EX. DATE1 has planned OBJECT1 and OBJECT1 had 3 people attached to it (see image fm1) Now what is my problem: In the planning base i created a field named "Bottleneck". The purpose is to highlight a Bottleneck in the planning of a person. I created in the Contact base a portal tool to see all planning per person (see image fm2) When i highlight the "bottleneck" field (red x) the problem is that it will highlight for every person that is linked to the object and i would like to be able to highlight it for only one person. Does this makes more sense? Thanks, Filip fm1.tiff fm2.tiff fm3.tiff
  2. Filip Langenbick

    Structure problems

    Hello, I've a difficult problem. I have serval linked bases BASE 1 = Planning (red) intermediate base Planning_Objects (dark green) BASE 2 = Objects (blue) intermediate base Object_Contacts (pale green) BASE 3 = Contacts (mauve) The 3 base are linked together as follow: BASE1 ---> intermediate base (relation = id_planning <> id_objet) ---> BASE2 ---> intermediate base (relation= id_object <> id_contact) ---> BASE3 For some reason i need a field (or to create a record) that unique between base 1 and base 2. One date = one contact. How could i do this without changing my structure? Thanks a lot for helping me if possible. Filip Langenbick fm.tiff
  3. Filip Langenbick

    Creating a % of a summery to the same summery field

    Great, Thanks a lot. This is working perfect. I was looking for a solution that was to complicated. Super. And thanks a lot for your help. Filip
  4. Hi, I've got a strange problem. I created a table with: NamePerson = TEXT field Date = DATE field HoursWorking - NUMBER field Sector = TEXT field Year = CALCULATION field based on DATE Month = CALCULATION field based on DATE TOTAL Number of Hours = SUMMARY field (=Total of HoursWorking) With these field I create a Layout: 4 sub-summery parts: Year Person Month Sector 1 Body Part: Day The Body part shows the field: HoursWorking On the sub-summery parts are showing all the field: TOTAL Number of Hours. I would like to create a field that calculates the percentage of a Sector per Month (we need this for budged reasons). Each month = 100% Sector 1 = 50% Sector 2 = 20% Sector 3 = 30% ect. But I can't figure out how? Problem is that I use both the same field to calculate. How can I calculate per person the total per sector and the total per month? Any idea to help me? Thanks a lot. Filip Langenbick
  5. Filip Langenbick

    Ceating a value list from related tables

    I found this sollution on the internet, but I can't figure out how to do it. Can some help me? Create a Value-List in FileMaker from an unstored calculation field Normally when ever we are trying to create a Value-List using the values from an unstored calculation field, FileMaker shows a message that says "The Value-List will not work because the field can not be indexed". If we ignore that message and the Value-List gets created then most of the time it will not display any value if used in a drop-down list.. But there is a simple way to overcome this situation. Just create a relationship to the table which has the calculation field and then use the calculation field from the related table occurrence in the Value-List, also select the option "Include only related values" as appropriate. Now this Value-List will work fine if used in a drop-down list. Txk, Filip
  6. Filip Langenbick

    Ceating a value list from related tables

    Hi, this is the first base here I store all my contracts it's linked to an external base contact (in yellow) here i need a value list showing: Company & Full Name (image: base1.gif)   This is the second base where the tables contacts (ochre) an company (green) are defined. The value list is a combination of the company (out of the company table) and the name (out of the contact table)  Apparently this is not possible because i can't index a calculated field  (image: base2.gif)  Txk, Filip
  7. Filip Langenbick

    Ceating a value list from related tables

    Hi, I've have a database with 3 tables a// contract (all contract per clients) b// client base (all personal info of the client) c// company base (the company information) in the client base I created a calculation field: Company:CompanyName & Name this last field i need to use as a value list in the contract base but it won't allow me because i can't index it how can i find a solution for this problem? I've tried a lot, but i can't solve it Is someone able to help me? Thank you very much Filip Langenbick
  8. Thanks John, I already tried it, but no success. Actually I would like to avoid creating new fields in the original table. The original talble is the actual budget The external tables are: 1// Actual cost per month of the same year of the budget 2// Actual cost of the previous years Thanks, Filip
  9. Filip Langenbick

    Knowing which records have been updated

    would a modification stamp not doing the job?
  10. Hello, does anyone know how to create a summary field (sum in my case) of a field in an external table (budget cost in my case). i tried to create the summary field in the external table, but it won't work in the original table does anyone has any idea?? thank a lot, Filip
  11. Filip Langenbick

    Summary field works different once linked

    Thanks Lee, @ mr vodka not sure to understand, but i would love to evoid to make a new field in the original talbe The original table has a budget in the related tables are the real cost stored i need to compare those two tables of course i could put everything in one table but that make it more complicated because i'm storing a least 10 years Filip
  12. Hi, I have a database for budget control ID Name_budget_line Amount Every budget_line has 3 titles Ex: Budget 1 - Subtotal Expenses - Subtotal Salaries - Subtotal Salarie 1 - Amount Salarie 2 - Amount Salarie 3 - Amount I create a subtotal (=Sum of Amount) and this works fine in every sub-summary part. I made a extern file the same fields ID Name_budget_line Amount TOTAL=Sum of Amount Linked the 2 tables but the TOTAL summery field doesn't work the same anymore. It doesn't give me the totals per group but only for the last line. Does anyone have any idea how to solve this. Thanks a lot, Filip
  13. Filip Langenbick

    Portals and Find Modus

    I'hoped to evoid this option but thanks, Filip
  14. Filip Langenbick

    Dynamic value lists in find mode

    Hi, I created a dynamic value list to class my contacts. I can add per contact a parent and a child classification (I call this a group) This classification is added in a portal, so I can choose more than one group per contact. The dynamic value list: first parent and than the children due to the choosen parent work fine. But only in browe mode. It won't work in find mode. Does anyone know about this problen or could help me. That woult be great, Thanks in avance, Filip
  15. Filip Langenbick

    Portals and Find Modus

    Hi Baily, I'm not sur to understand you. I'll try to explain better For exemple: Contact 1 (portal choice) > group 1 > group 2 > group 3 Contact 2 (portal choice) > group 1 > group 2 Contact 3 (portal choice) > group 2 > group 3 I would like to find the contact that are in Group 2 AND Group 3 = Contact 3 & Contact 1 Impossible to create a second line in the portal to find this combination. Filip
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