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  1. I have a date field that is set by record created date, whenever I create a new record in this table it enters the current date. This is a phone log field so there are literally hundreds of thousands of records. I'm trying to create a calculation that displays the today, if the record created date is current date, and yesterday if it was yesterday and all other should be the date itself but when I create this calculation, it doesn't seem to update on a daily basis and just shows today even if the date was yesterday, unless I create a new record. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong here?
  2. Hi Steve. All the data is from one table but would like to show the data differently on each column. So for column 1, the field (Status) for each record would sort or filter to only show (Unquoted) Records, Column 2 would show only (Quoted) records from the same table. My database has over 40,000 records so I am very cautious about too many calculations and making the layout as optimized as possible
  3. Good Morning! What is the best way to achieve this type of layout where I can have 4-5 tables shown and sorted with hundreds of accounts on one layout/page? Would you suggest 4-5 portals with filtered settings or is there a better way?
  4. Hi All, I have an employee that is stealing data when working from home from my companies database. We currently run a server in our office which our users connect directly to during the day with our local network, then they can access our database from home using our servers ip address,. Under security-users permissions, is there a way to allow the user to access the database while connected to the network directly in the office only but prevent him/her from accessing it from home?
  5. I have a table called Phone Log that displays all phone log entries and also has a container field. WE store all of our pdf documents in this container field but it seems to be using significant resources to show and display all phone log records for each customer. Is there a way to disable the .pdf preview in the container? SO I can just show a static label or something less processor intensive
  6. by filtering and sorting portal records within the portal to only show the most recent.
  7. I have a table layout but within the rows of that table layout is a portal that basically shows the last record created date, username and text. I believe this is massively slowing down my layout. When I remove the portal the layout speeds up and loads dramatically faster. my thought was to create a stored calculation field that changes or displays data from the last portal records and updates when other portal records are created. I would just now need to show the 1 calculation field on each row instead of having the portal Any thoughts on this idea?
  8. Good afternoon, I am trying to create a script that performs a find, gets the found count number. Let's say 20 records are found. And then performs a loop through each record, gathering the data from 3 fields and setting variables, IE record 1 effective date field, variable $effdate1, record 2 $effdate2, etc and then puts all of this information into a body of an email. I'm trying to list out all 20 of these records line by line in an email with the 3 fields of data. Example: Record 1: Field 1, Field 2, Field 3 Record 2: Field 1, Field 2, Field 3. What is the best script or function to list out all the variables, when the number of variables is unknown. IE depending on the found count, the body text will change. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  9. I'm not sure which topic to put this question in so please move if this is the incorrect section. I am looking to create a customer link, on an individual customer basis. I would like to email this link to a customer, the customer clicks on the link and the code navigates the user to a webpage where they are shown their current information and fields next to this to update and input their own information and click submit. On clicking submit, the data gets returned to the correct file within filemaker and at the users discretion can automatically update the file. Can someone point me to a developer or software that can help me make this happen? Thank you
  10. I have several users and passwords set up for sending automated SMTP emails but I am concerned of script failure if a user happens to change his or her password. Therefore, I am building a daily script for the management team that tests each SMTP email and password and reports errors before the script is performed later in the day. Any advice on how to collect and test/report SMTP send errors? Thank you
  11. Is there a way within filemaker to limit the decimal places in a number field to 0? I'm trying to create a field where in if a user enters 100.4 it will set the value to 100 and not allow any decimal places. I see you can do this in the inspector but I don't think it actually changes the data within the field. Thanks
  12. What is the best way to extract a website as a pdf from a web viewer window? I have read some suggestions of creating a separate layout with the full screen as the web viewer window, changing to preview mode and printing/saving the screen as a pdf.
  13. Just a few questions: my database is now 85 gb and growing every day. What is the best way to back this up, is there a cloud service you would recommend? also, I have a table with a container field and it holds all of our companies pdf copies of documents. I’m considering storing that fields data on an external drive since it makes up the bulk of the 85 gigabytes. Is this a good idea or do you all have any recommendations? thank you!
  14. Thank you OlderDiekstra. But how would you implement the " (Quotation Marks) every time I write a script with those it thinks what follows is comments?
  15. I'm working on a script that sends an email to a customer with a custom link. Is there a way to create the name of the link (what the customer sees) as Name (for example) but have the address actually different IE the real address? The problem I',m having is my custom URL is very long and I would like to make it easy and simple for the customer and for them only to see a blue line with the title "Click here" Thoughts? Many thanks in advance
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