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  1. FM10/11 Adv OS X 10.6.4 I need to be able to archive individual records and (on occasion) groups of records from more than 30 tables in a file that has been in use now for 5+ years. I have read the threads on this forum and others on the subject of “archiving records”, and they give some very good insights, but they are mostly from past years when the development standard was FMP 7, 8, or 9. Are there any good resources/example files/papers/articles/etc that might address archiving design and development in the context of FMP 10 and/or FMP 11? Any general or specific recommendations will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance! lpm BTW: The reason I posted to this forum? The earlier threads generally approached archiving via scripting solutions and clustered within five design strategies: 1) Importing records into “archive” tables within a file,; 2) Importing/Exporting records into “archive tables” in an external file; 3) Setting Fields into “archive tables” within a file; 4) Setting Fields into “archive tables” in an external “archive file”; 5) Flagging “active/inactive” records within a file.
  2. Windows XP sp3 iPhone 3G (OS 4) I have used iTunes successfully for the past two years. Yesterday I had an issue with my phone and successfully restored all iTunes media and backups on my iPhone – except for the FMGO iPhone app that (I realize now) I did not sync/backup before the Restore. All of my apps were restored except for this one. I have a receipt for the app from Apple, but I cannot figure how to get FMGO back on iTunes and onto my iPhone. Any recommendations? Sorry if this is not the correct place to post this, but I cannot get any help from Apple/iTunes support. Thanks lpm
  3. Thank you all! I'm a TechNet member, so I'll look into the FMS related solution. Thanks again! lpm
  4. I’m transitioning my primary FM development from PC/WinXP to Mac/10.6.3 and will use Time Machine (along with a WD external HD) for backups. I understand that Time Machine will back up hourly (“in the background”) those files that have changed since the last backup and that the backup will occur while I’m developing. My question/concern: If I’m working in a file that has changed since the last backup, is there any danger in TM backing up (copying) that file while I’m working on it and it is open? I thought that you should never copy a file when it is open except when using “save as”.
  5. Is there a TechNet member discount for the new FileMaker 11 Training Series? I thought we got one last year for FM10 Training Series. TIA lpm
  6. Dear bcooney: I’m sorry to bother you, and I understand if you do not reply because I know you must be very busy. You were helping me with a problem I’m having with a DB I’m working on for a small school. Topic: Small School DB Relationship Confusion (Topic#211142) I’m hoping you will not give up on me as I don’t know where to turn next to solve this relationship issue. I have tried and tried to figure it out, but I guess my skill level won’t allow it and I don’t have time or resources to go to FM training sessions or begin my FM education over again. On the other hand, this problem might not have a solution in which case perhaps you can direct me to some resources that might help me? Thank you, lpm
  7. Tried redesign for entering Attendance directly in the Attendance table, but requires too many steps and is too confusing for users. I hope you have another suggestion for me. Thank you!
  8. >> “Students have multiple teachers, don't they? Their attendance is class-specific, not teacher specific.” I'm sorry, bcooney. I should have explained this better. In this instance, it is necessary for teachers to see a list (portal?) of all students in their classes from which they can indicate that a student is absent on a given date. This is a school for special needs kids (major emphasis on individual instruction) and, although a teacher can only have up to 7 or 8 students in a class (most classes only have 4), there are instances when a student is in a class with, for example, three other students yet that student is listed in a different designated class. For example, students Joe, Sally, Ben and Mark can be in Ms Jones 1st Period Reading class, but Joe, Sally and Mark are listed as 1st period class= Reading A, while Ben is listed as 1st period class= Reading B. Therefore, a teacher might have 4 “classes” (i.e., groupings of students in the same period) with 4 different students in each, yet, following the above example, the teacher could have 8 "classes" -- Period 1: 3 students in Reading A, 1 Student in Reading B. Period 2: 2 Students in Reading A, 2 students in Reading B. Period 3: 1 Student in Writing A, 3 Students in Writing B. Period 4: 2 Students in Study Skills A, 2 students in Study Skills B. This teacher has 8 different “classes”: Per 1 Reading A Per 1 Reading B Per 2 Reading A Per 2 Reading B Per 3 Writing A Per 3 Writing B Per 4 Study Skills A Per 4 Study Skills B A few teachers have classes (groups of students during the same period) with 4 students in each and each of the students are listed in different classes (e.g., John, Reading A; Sally, Reading B; Jimmy, Reading C; and Paul, Reading D). It hasn’t happened yet, but potentially, a teacher could have 16 students in 16 different classes. I know this is confusing to someone on the outside, but this the method used by this school and it works great. So, I hope you can see why it is important for teachers to be able to pull up a list/portal of all of their own students and mark them as absent in such a way that the absent date and reason is recorded in the Attendance table. The Attendance table is where all attendance reports are generated. Ideally the list/portal row would include: Absent Date, Student Name, Period, ClassName, TeacherName, Absent (checkbox), Absent Reason (pull down). Sorry for the long explanation. Please don’t give up on me.
  9. Thanks, I'm becoming more familiar with the anchor-bouy approach. From your rel graph, it looks like the bottom TOG is the one where attendance is entered. Is there a way to have a portal show only the students for a specific teacher, and, from that portal, enter an absent date for specific students? The result would then appear in the Attendance table by adding a new attendance record for the specific student on the selected absent date. Is this possible with your rel graph, or do I need to make some alterations? I'm still learning...
  10. Hi bcooney, I’m sorry, but I’m a little confused. I thought I might need only five TOs based on their individual tables (Students, Teachers, Enrollments, Classes, and Attendance). Not sure of the other tables & TOs you include and how they work. Also, I attempted to add records but not sure if I did it correctly since they did not populate the portals like I thought they might.
  11. Just logged in. Will look this over and get back to you. Thank you so much for responding! lpm
  12. I had an EnrollmentsTO in another TOG so I copied and renamed it and added it to this TOG. - Enrollments (includes EnrollmentsID_kp, ClassID_kf, TeacherID_kf, StudentID_kf) Still not sure: - How should the chain of TOs be organized in the Rel Graph? (I’m thinking Teachers>Classes>Students>Attendance) - On what TO should the layout be based? (I’m thinking Teachers) - On what TO should the portal be based? (I’m thinking either Students or Attendance) - How should the keys be connected and relationship dialogs be organized? Still struggling with this. Thanks, lpm I tried a search and couldn't find a similar education thread about relationships like this. Are there any good example files I could look at?
  13. We need for a teacher to be able to enter the attendance (absent) date and absent reason for all of the students in her different classes. Each teacher has 4 classes and there are only 5 to 8 students in each class. I have the following 4 tables with the following IDs: - Students (includes StudentID_kp, TeacherID_kf) - Teachers (includes TeacherID_kp, StudentID_kf) - Classes (includes ClassID_kp, TeacherID_kf, StudentID_kf) - Attendance (includes AttendanceID_kp, ClassID_kf, TeacherID_kf, StudentID_kf) I managed to put together a process using a listview and some scripting but it failed in a multiuser environment. I think I need to do this with a portal. Ideally the portal would be sorted by class and show all of the classes and all students in each of her classes. For each absent student, she would then click in a calendar pull-down to note the current date and then click in another pull-down to select the reason for the absence. What is the best way to set up the relationships so that the portal will show all of the students and allow the teacher to enter the date and absent reason? I’m lost at this point and not sure how to connect the relationships. I’ve tried so many different ways and I’m missing something. Also, is there a good example file somewhere for this type of relationship/portal? Thank you for any help you can give me. lpm I'm using FileMaker Adv 9 and Windows XP
  14. This script (see attachment) runs from a button placed on each row of student records displayed in listview. The script logs the attendance for that student for that day. This script performs very well in a multi-user environment on FMS adv where all 40 clients are using FM9 (windows) as long as only one person is using the script and entering attendance. But when additional users try to enter attendance for their students there is a delay (hourglass) of 2-3 minutes until the script is complete and the listview redraws. Users are entering attendance for their own students so there are no instances where users are entering attendance for the same student. Is there something in the script that causes this delay when more than one user is entering attendance? Is listview the problem? I’m perplexed and not sure why this is happening. Any help is much appreciated. lpm WinXP FMP 9 Adv Attendance_Entry_Script.pdf
  15. What is the best way to import a found set of records and all of their related records from File A (the solution file) to File B (the archive file)? I have imported whole tables of data before from one file to another, but I have never imported an individual record or a found set of records from a table along with all of their related records from other tables. There’s probably a fairly simple way to do this and perhaps my brain is on vacation, but I’m really confused about this today and need some help. TIA WinXP, FMP9 Adv
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