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  1. Correct. I posted this query there, also.
  2. A year ago, I used the Web Viewer to create what I affectionately refer to as a Facebook stalking page, so we can better recognize people who have attended our conference. ("Was that the tall dude or the guy with the beard? Oh yeah...that guy.") This worked great...until it didn't. We studied the URL created when we search for people, we turned it into a formula within the Web Viewer, and it worked great. Until it didn't. Now we just get error messages about FB not being able to display the page. We also created a similar page for LinkedIn, and that worked great...until it insis
  3. I am creating an app for a conference. Each seminar is assigned a code -- such as 101, 102, 103, etc. -- and the app will automatically create signage and displays for us. One of the services I want to provide is to tell people not only what seminar takes place right now, but which seminar will be *next up* in a particular ballroom. I have created a field called Next, into which we would enter the code for the seminar that takes place next, but that's as far as I have gotten. How do I automatically gather the information? For instance, let's say that Seminar 101 is entitled "How to Think,
  4. Man, am I frustrated with the current update, which I am reminded about every few days when I start Filemaker. It asks me if I want to download, does not download the file to my designated Downloads folder, and then tells me that I must close Filemaker in order to proceed (see screen shot). When I close FM, the update stops of course, and I end up without my update. Three days later, this whole little scene plays out again. This is one of the more unintelligent updates I have encountered in my day. If I knew the filename and location of the update when it downloads, I could go get it
  5. I would like to know if it is possible to create viewable Google Map or Earth data from City/St or Zipcode information, but not street address. I don't need that level of precision and many of the records in our database do not contain street addresses; just cities and zips. I'd be fine with general blobs around geographical areas. I am using FMPA15 under Windows 10. Is this possible? Rick A. Pleasanton CA
  6. I have a field that receives a bunch of first names from a portal, thanks to the List function. The result might look like this: Alice, Bill, Chuck However, I need for the list to read: Alice, Bill, and Chuck I need to find the last comma in the text and add an "and" to it. I have been messing around with the Position function stuffed inside of a Substitute function, but I can't get it right. Can someone help? FMPA14 Rick A. Pleasanton CA
  7. Thank you, webko. A few questions: How is this different/better than creating a self-join? My needs are simple enough that that route might get the job done. I would need to migrate the data from the Company field to the new table, yes? In the past, I have done that with a big ol' export/import procedure. What other fields would reside in the Company table?
  8. Hello, for our annual conference, our database is people-oriented: Our main table, PATRONS, tracks the people who attend and all of the relationships are established around the events that people attend and the things that people do.We create relationships to various other tables, such as ACTIVITIES, SEMINARS, and DEMOGRAPHICS. As you would expect, one of the fields in PATRONS is Company, and when we sign on a sponsor, there might be several people attending from that organization. That presents us with a challenge: for these purposes,Company becomes the central organizing unit (in
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