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  1. Hi, I have about 10 text files id like to put in a folder locally on a computer and then parse through the data for each file and create relevant records in various tables in my solution Before I create a temporary table that houses the imported records, I was wondering if I could reduce the schema by getting the webviewer to display the contents of the text files, which I could then scrape and generate the records. Has anyone opened up a text file in a web viewer? Thanks
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    Hey Guys, i've got a filemaker script which uses the execute sql command a couple of time to retrieve data which is contextless. i now need to port/convert that FileMaker script So it works with PHP API. When i've worked with the API in the past there was no command equivalent to execute sql, is it still the case - or is there a work around to this. Worse case scenario is for me to create a FileMaker script and get the api to perform script and store the result in php variable. However really wanted to keep php scripts isolated from my FM scripts. Thanks in advance
  3. Hey Guys I've wrote this function but just can't get it to work. The plan is to inject some content (template) and for it to iterate through each word looking for a formula, i.e. {{If([[CarMake]] = "Volvo"; "Volvo" ; "Other" )}} and evaluate it. I think the calculation I have is working fine, but I can't quite manage to work out how to loop through each word in the content. I've tried to reverse engineer Ray Cologens Mail Merge formula as that custom function kind of did what I needed, but I didn't need all of it. Thanks in advance. MergeText(Template) Let([ start_pos = Position(Template; "{{"; 1; 1); end_pos = Position(Template; "}}"; start_pos; 1); formula = Middle(Template; start_pos + 2; end_pos - start_pos - 2); formula_VARS = Substitute(formula ; ["[[CarMake]]";"$CarMake"]; ["[[CarModel]]";"$CarModel"]; ["[[CarType]]";"$CarType"] ); original_formula = "{{" & formula & "}}"; evaluated_formula = If(EvaluationError(Evaluate(formula_VARS)); "Invalid Formula"; Evaluate(formula_VARS)) ] ; Case( Right(Template ; 1 ) <> ¶ ; MergeText(Template & ¶) ; start_pos > 0 and end_pos > start_pos ; MergeText(Substitute (Template ; original_formula ; evaluated_formula ) ) ; Template ) )
  4. Figured it out, array_merge() is the command thats required
  5. Hey Guys, I've got two sets of results from two different queries. The fields in both tables are almost identical, the one field I need to access is. My question is before I continue to do the foreach loop to return the appropriate field, can I merge the two results together prior to my foreach loop? It would basically help condense some of the repetitive code. the only field I am interested in retrieving from both datasets is called dataPlot. $dataset1 = $fm->newFindAllCommand('table_dataset1'); $result1 = $dataset1->execute(); $dataset2 = $fm->newFindAllCommand('table_dataset2'); $result2 = $dataset2->execute(); Many thanks Jalz
  6. Yes, two different files. I don't want the user to access all the business logic if the interface file, hence the separation. Wasn't sure where to post this in the forums, but I think its a layout issue, as I'm hopping from one layout to another layout, in another file. I suspect I am going to have to loop through all the records in a found set copy the ids of the records and find them on the secondary file.
  7. Hi Guys, I have a customer file which is a just a table of data. I then subsequently have a interface file, with a reference to the customer file, however I have a locked layout where the user can find add etc data to the customer table. The interface file has scripts, values lists etc. and is pretty locked down. I have then created a reports/exports file which is totally unlocked. I have a reference to the customer table and only the customer table is showing in the database diagram. My question is, if the user is doing a 'complex' find in the interface file, and out of 12000 records they find 641 records. How do I pass that foundset to the reports file. I can't use the GTTR as there is not table occurrence in the reports file, really want to avoid looping through the records. Thanks Jalz
  8. Hi Guys, I've got a script which I need to replace multiple items. I can't use the substitute command as I need to be precise in what I am replacing, so I have a let function which determines the position and length of items and want to use the replace function. This all seems to work well, however I have come at a cross road where I need to replace 3 items in my $variable, so I have placed 3 replace functions in my script. The problem is my output is also tripling, just want to output 1 set of data. Let([ I declare all my variables which obtain the start and length... ]; Case( // If its the first one in the loop keep the start date but replace the enddate $j = 0 ; Replace ( $variable ; pos_endtime ; length_endtime ; "18:00:00" ) ; /* THIS IS WHERE I AM HAVING TROUBLE I WANT TO REPLACE 3 ITEMS in my $variable*/ // If its greater than the first day and meets the last day replace start date // Start Date needs to be incremented $j > 0 and $j = $day_count ; Replace ( $variable ; pos_endtime ; length_endtime ; $endtime ) & Replace ( $variable ; pos_starttime ; length_starttime ; "8:00:00" ) & Replace ( $variable ; pos_startdate ; length_startdate ; start_date_new ) ; $j <> 0 and $j <> $day_count ; Replace ( $variable ; pos_startdate ; length_startdate ; new_date ) and Replace ( $variable ; pos_starttime ; length_starttime ; "8:00:00" ) & Replace ( $variable ; pos_endtime ; length_endtime ; "18:00:00" ) ; ) ) Thanks in advance
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    Web viewer close FM Window

    Hi Beverly, Tried that, unfortunately the Close Window command does not work, errors on execute. I can execute a normal set field script. I guess its because I'm trying to close the window down client side? Thanks Jalz
  10. Post now filled - Thanks
  11. Hi Guys, I've built an application and one of my 'dialog' windows has a web viewer in it which contains a html text editor. I use api for php to add content back into a FileMaker database when someone submits the html form. This all works well, however I would also like to shut down my FileMaker dialog window, upon submit. Is this possible using the API for PHP somehow calling a client-side script to close window for the particular user? Thanks in advance
  12. Thanks for the sample file DWData - I'll explore and see how I get on
  13. Hey Guys, Do any of you know if I can use the open url command (or any other FileMaker command) to open a webpage on its own as a pop up and not as a tab. Ideally I need to inject some javascript (which I have) wrapped around the web address. I've tried to inject javascript with the open URL script but I've had no luck. I have also tried to created a button in the web viewer and when the user clicks on that, I'm assuming it opens another tab in the web viewer, as thats where the scope of the button was. Of course I can't debug this as FileMaker WebViewer doesn't have any built in debug tools for javascript (Windows - I.E) I've got the javascript method figured out as I can do it via a html page, but anyone else found a way to create a button on a FileMaker layout which can open a web browser execute javascript. window.open("http://www.w3schools.com", "_blank", "toolbar=yes, scrollbars=yes, resizable=yes, top=500, left=500, width=400, height=400"); Thanks Jalz
  14. Hi Guys, I've wrote some javascript which works fine in internet explorer. When I run the script from my hosted server from the web viewer it fails. Does anyone know of any methods/ways I can use to capture whats happening in the console. The Mac version allows you to inspect the element and write to a log, however I'm really stuck with debugging the Windows version Thanks Jalz
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    WYSIWYG editor

    Hi Josh, Thanks, something like this would be ideal, one file. Only problem is, its too simple. I need to add another dropdown list in the toolbar, with a predefined list of FileMaker fields - cant seem to do this with this editor. I know with TinyMCE you can, but that comes in multiple files....

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