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  1. Sure, it's rough so there are some things around the sides that need to be fixed. It is aslo a modified template, what is the legality of redistributing that template? Also maybe someone could point me to a downloadable template that has a portal in it, all of FMP's built in templates come with a list mode and don't use portals, or at least the ones I've looked at. And remember it is going to be something REALLY obvious and stupid (like mistaking something for something else) which is a sad thing that I do when I start new programs.
  2. Anybody? Thanks for your help steve, here and in the other post.
  3. yeah your right, I am just going to prompt for a password when someone tries to give a custom price. Well, I didn't read it as a flame but I thought you were a bit peeved. The only problem with the drop down method was that I had to label the costs also, entering the data and manipulating it was akward. I was asking for a different method and realized I was focusing on what I wanted in POS and just trying to transfer it over to the inventory. That's not good design, I made it a lot easier by just making two fields for two prices. I didn't communicate hat the problems were. This po
  4. Look, I'm not asking you to tell me ho to do the pluming. What I was asking is "I need toilets in my skyscraper, what do I use to make that happen?" and you would say "pluming." I am a newbie which makes me inherently stupid, I apologize for that and I have flamed quite a few in my time also. I know that experience is the only thing that can teach me, and I am working on that. I know I have to "design and create," I'm done with the design and now all I have to do is finish creating. I already know "design solutions" at least in the sense of interface as I have been practicing Jef Raski
  5. I don't understand what you mean. They both use the same relationship, and the portal is hooked up to the same database it is in. On both sides of what?
  6. Is there no open source projects? How difficult would it be to use some other enviroments in conjunction with FMP (like Perl). So no suggestions on how to go about the shopping list? what about making and amending a text file? I have two things I want to use that for.
  7. It's a text field. Does it need to be something else?
  8. What do I use for the shopping list I described. What do I use for making the record of transactions. And does anyone know of a free equivilant of SMTPit 3.0?
  9. I brought the field to the front, didn't work. I check the relationship, the Portal has the Item relationship and the field has the Item relationship with the field "item" selected. Did I miss anything?
  10. Aghh, I did this once and it didn't post I'll try it again. I need some direction, I am new to FMP and am unsure on how to do things. I have the FMP Bible (the greatest series of computer books on earth) and have a handle on FMP, so really I don't need a step by step but an "ohh, use this..." type of answer. If I have questions I will come and ask. Okay I am making POS and Inventory software. I am having some issues with the inventory but I'm dealing with that in another post. I need the POS software to do three things, one is that it contains a shopping list. When someone scans in a b
  11. nope relationships are the same. I make a portal, place a field on it, select the same relationships, and nothing. In browse mode it just shows a field on top of a portal. One wierd thing does happen though. When I am in browse mode and the field that is on the portal is filled in there seems to be another field right below the first on the portal. I dunno what that means but it is wierd. This portal should show me a list of records in the database no matter what record I am on in browse mode right?
  12. Hello, I am new to FMP and am currently making an inventory/POS software for a client. Basically I want some general advice since i can figure out how to do things after I am told where to look. The inventory is almost done, I have one problem that I am dealing with in another post. The POS on the other hand is a little more difficult. I now next to nothing about POS and know what I would like it to do. I want it so that when someone scans a barcode the item is automatically added to a shopping list in FMP. the cashier should also be able to look for the item in inventory (which is i
  13. Okay, I'm an idiot. I am trying to set up a portal to show in list view the inventory from the database (there is only one database). I drag out the portal, select "Item" in the show records field, click okay, drop a field on there, and nothing. The portal shows a list-type box and nothing else. I doesn't matter if the field is relational or not or if i group it or not, or any other the options for the protal format are different. I have been using filemaker help and the Filemaker Pro Bible (the greatest series of reference books on earth!) and they describe the exact procedure I am telli
  14. Hi, I am a new FMP user and am actually starting out developing POS and Inventory software for my friends/employers. I am an interface designer (one of the reasons I chose FMP, interface is given equal credence) and HATE "modes." They are bad and they are evil and they will suck you soul. Anyway is there any way to display the "list" view and the "form" view at the same time? Like have a "form" view on the left hand side and have the "list" of things on the right? Or do I have to have them in seperate windows?
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