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mleiser

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  1. Can I do something like this. Put the picture in every record, not globally. That I know how to do. But how would I get it into a new record automatically like you can do with regular data? This is a container field. Thanks
  2. Thanks If that's the case, if I want to put a picture into every record in a file (same picture, like maby a logo), how would I go about doing it without losing it when I close the file on my network?
  3. I added two container fields in my database. I put a picture in each and set it as global. Worked fine. Went to a second computer and opened the file and they're not there. Closed my file and reopened it and they're not there. I put them in originally with copy paste. Any idea what I'm missing? Thanks.
  4. I was wondering if the following is possible and, if yes, how to do it. I have a parent/student database. I created a script where I can send an email with information from the parent record out to the parent. It works fine. I want to set off a script to choose certain records (like those that owe tuition) and send out an email to each of the ones in the found set at one time with what they owe. What I need is to know is which emails couldn't be sent and for what reason (if possible, otherwise just the email) and want the script to continue through till the end without stopping on errors. I tried it once and I got error messages but at one point it stopped sending altogether. If I can do that then I can look at the list of errors as well, I hope. Does this make any sense? Thanks
  5. Will what you wrote above put all their names and grades on one line? It doesn’t seem so to me. mad far as why I need this it’s because certain grades are described in the Hebrew alphabet while the others are not.
  6. Here's a strange question. I have a parents table and a student table. I have a field in the student table that creates the student name concatenated with their grade. In the parent table I have a field that puts all the parents children and their grades in one line for a printout. I use the substitute(list(student.... function. Works fine. Is their any way to get different fonts for different students in that line? If a student is in a certain grade I need it to be in a different font within the same line. Each parent's children, some in font a and some in font b depending on the grade. I know it sounds a little crazy, but any ideas? Thanks
  7. Thanks so much. I did do a search but I guess I didn’t ask the right question. Thanks again. The function will be perfect.
  8. Is there a way to format a number into dollars and cents with dollar sign, not in the layout, but in the database or email message, where I ultimately need it? TIA
  9. I have some graphic pictures on some of my layouts. When you click on them you can resize them. I got a new jpg file and when I want to put it on the layout it says it has to make the page larger but when it inserts it I can't amke it smaller. It's one large picture. How do I make the jpg file smaller to fit properly on a layout? Tha handles just don't come up. TIA. I put it on a separste new blank layout and was able to make it smaller. It's a shame you can tell it not to enlarge your layout and just make it smaller the first time. Anyway, I got it. Thanks.
  10. When I start Filemaker and go to my hosts favorites I see icons of all my favorite files. The names of some of the files are longer than the icon line and I have files named the same except for the end which says 2021 or 2022 etc. I can't see that year so they all look the same. I was looking to see if I can change it from icons to a list but don't see where. There is an option when looking at the hosts files. Is there a way to do it?
  11. Thank you. In my case they all have the same last name. The records are differentiated by last+first+grade. This is a one time shot that we need to do. I actually tried the lookup from the second file, but I see what you're saying. Am I to assume you can't set a common "key" between two files if some of the key is a related field?
  12. I have two files. One is the parent/student file. Has a parent record and student records. The second file is another student file. I want the second file to get relational fields from the first file. Now, in the first file, the student record gets the last name from the parent record. To link the two files, I create a field of last and first and grade. Same in the second file. Then I want to pick up fields from the first file into the second. It didn't work. So I tried to index the field but it won't because last is a related field from the parent. I was going crazy so in the student file I wrote a script that copied each last name into a last_copied field so that the field of last, first and grade no longer had related fields and with setting indexing (so it shouldn't be unstored) it worked. This is a terrible way to have to do this. I'm hoping there's a basic answer to this that I just don't know. Anyone? I'd appreciate it. Michael
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