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MikeKD

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MikeKD last won the day on January 11 2015

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About MikeKD

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  • Birthday 10/08/1967

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    Kent, UK

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    http://mike@singability.com

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    Intermediate
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    16 Advanced

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    Mac
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  1. Filtered Portal

    Well this works, pretty much I think.. If anyone can see some improvements, I'd be glad to hear them! Case ( not IsEmpty (Resources::PickWork) ; Resources::PickWork = Piece_forResourcesMenu::WorkID ; IsEmpty (Resources::PickWork) ; ( (IsEmpty ( Resources::gSearchPieceTitle ) or PatternCount ( Piece_forResourcesMenu::Piece Title ; Resources::gSearchPieceTitle )) and (IsEmpty ( Resources::gSearchPieceComposer ) or PatternCount ( Piece_forResourcesMenu::cComposers ; Piece_forResourcesMenu::gComposerSelect )) ) )
  2. Filtered Portal

    Ah, I think I've got it - I'll use Case, testing for PickWork being empty or not. Will have a go when I get the chance... Cheers! Mike
  3. Filtered Portal

    Hi Folks, I can't quite get my head around this one.. I have a portal that contains basic info about pieces of music. Each piece is either a work or a movement. (pieces are either self contained or consist of movements). I'm using 2 globals and 1 local field to filter down the list of pieces: 1. Composer 2. Title 3. Work ID This works almost as I'd like: ( ( IsEmpty ( Resources::gSearchPieceTitle ) or PatternCount ( Piece_forResourcesMenu::Piece Title ; Resources::gSearchPieceTitle ) ) and ( IsEmpty ( Resources::gSearchPieceComposer ) or PatternCount ( Piece_forResourcesMenu::cComposers ; Piece_forResourcesMenu::gComposerSelect ) ) ) OR Resources::PickWork = Piece_forResourcesMenu::pkPieceID The issue is that, if the last field (Resources::PickWork) finds matches, I don't want to see any of the others. I suspect that it's possible, but can't work out how to do it... Best wishes, Mike
  4. I've just had a quick google of it. I think it needs rather more than a quick google! I think I probably need to learn how to use one tool at a time at the moment!!
  5. mmm, *******, good point! I'm showing my incompetence again.. My guess is that I should be looking at a calculation (or summary?) field listing either found or related records? Once we've got the files text content correct, are there different methods for windows and Mac to set the filetype to .doc? Or is that part of the text content? As always - huge thanks for the help you give to those of us learning the ropes comment :-)
  6. Hi Charled, Please take this answer with a HUGE pinch of salt! I'm only a couple of baby steps beyond being a beginner.... I /think/ what I'd do here is create some kind of text string (one that's not likely to come up anywhere else) in word that I could then do a search / replace on, e.g: ////..Title..//// ////..Date..//// ////..Content..//// Oh boy - I've just seen comment's answer and I'm right!! Yay! So then, you use substitute in FM to replace each of the text strings you've put in your template. This is potentially /so/ useful!!!... Thanks both :-)
  7. File location in Mac OS (iCloud)

    Thanks; that's what I thought - so I"ll be best creating a new folder outside docs and desktop for FM files. I guess backups can be stored in docs as long as they're not opened from there.... Cheers! Mike
  8. HI Folks, I've just bought a new MacBook and am using it as an excuse to force me to organise my HD! In Mac OS Sierra, documents and desktop are synced (optionally) with iCloud. This feature is obviously handy as it provides an easy way to access files without carrying memory sticks etc around. My questions are: 1. Is there a danger of a FM file being corrupted if it is on a disk that is being synced with iCloud? (I believe that this is the case with DropBox etc?) 2. Is that danger only present when the file is actually open in FM, or does it apply to backup files / files that aren't open too? Cheers folks! Mike
  9. Filepath

    Hi comment, All sorted now and your suggestion worked a treat. I can envisage that being a really useful technique when moving databases to different computers. Huge thanks yet again! Mike
  10. FMP 15 download

    Thanks for looking Lee, but there's no link to FM15 on that page. There is a link to the 15.x update, but the FM15 link is actually to a few windows downloads. If that page was OK, I'd have no problem (I think!) Cheers, Mike
  11. FMP 15 download

    I have no working copy of FM at the moment. Before MacOS was re-installed, FM15 was (I think) either a new educational licence or possible an update from FM12 or 13. I do have FM 15 serial number, but I won't have the others until I get back to England and my Time Machine backup. I believe that if I could find a copy of FM15, my serial number would activate it. Cheers!
  12. FMP 15 download

    I'll also be invoking customer services. It's a shame they only work week day office hours though! Thanks!
  13. FMP 15 download

    Oh great... It just occurred to me to look on my backup disk to see if there was still a copy of the FMP15 download, but unfortunately not :-( In hindsight, I think my FMP was educational / charity, rather the upgraded (the price is the same, hence my confusion). There is an option to input the serial number, rather than locate the app, but I guess that wouldn't work with an educational copy. When I realised that, I tried to buy a fresh educational copy (rather than an upgrade from FM 12-15), but FM in their wisdom decided that my second order was a mistake. So two orders later, I still don't have a working copy of FMP. even though I used to have a working FMP 15. (if only I could download an installation file!!) I guess I've learnt, that throwing money at FM doesn't solve anything... Cheers! Mike
  14. FMP 15 download

    Hi Folks, I've had to wipe my laptop and re-install MacOS. I saved all the files, but Apple support said there was no point in saving the apps because they wouldn't work - I'd have to re-install them too. There's no download of FMP15 on the Filemaker website - does anyone know where it's hidden? Unfortunately, FM support doesn't work over the weekend. I have splashed the cash and tried to upgrade to FM16 using my old FM15 serial number, but it's not having it. Not very impressed with Filemaker "support" at the moment.. you guys are much better!
  15. Filepath

    Hi comment, many thanks - that's another cunning plan! Sorry for the slow reply - my laptop died and I had to reinstall MacOS. Which has meant I've lost FM15. :-( There's no link to FM15 on the FM website so I upgraded to FM16. But that won't install because I've lost FM15. And the support phone number is 9-5, week days only. I'll try your suggestion, if this ever gets sorted!! Cheers! Mike
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