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David Jondreau

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  1. You could also connect the two starter solutions using External Data Sources and that would enable you to navigate between the two.
  2. Say you’ve got two fields, both number fields, and you want to use them as flag fields, to be set to either 0 or 1. But they should always be opposite from each other. Changing one field should change the other and vice versa. At first, that seems simple. You just need to make each field an auto-enter referencing the other field, right? Nope. That doesn’t work. FileMaker’s calculation engine does not like that sort of circular references. Field A changes so Field B changes so Field A changes, etc. Nothing terrible will happen, it just won’t work. I played around with a couple ideas and the o
  3. Say you’ve got two fields, both number fields, and you want to use them as flag fields, to be set to either 0 or 1. But they should always be opposite from each other. Changing one field should change the other and vice versa. At first, that seems simple. You just need to make each field an auto-enter referencing the other field, right? Nope. That doesn’t work. FileMaker’s calculation engine does not like that sort of circular references. Field A changes so Field B changes so Field A changes, etc. Nothing terrible will happen, it just won’t work. I played around with a couple ideas and the o
  4. DevCon 2018 was held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center win Dallas, Texas from August 6th through the 9th and it was a great event. The Gaylord Texan (GT) is a destination unto itself. It’s enormous with several acres of open ground enclosed by a dome and a combination of a convention hotel and a family destination. There were a couple other conferences going on, including, notably, QuakeCon with hundred of video game fans hauling their heft PC towers and giant monitors through the lobby. There was plenty for kids to do like a couple of Smurf villages and a live action Gargamel
  5. DevCon 2018 was held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center win Dallas, Texas from August 6th through the 9th and it was a great event. The Gaylord Texan (GT) is a destination unto itself. It’s enormous with several acres of open ground enclosed by a dome and a combination of a convention hotel and a family destination. There were a couple other conferences going on, including, notably, QuakeCon with hundred of video game fans hauling their heft PC towers and giant monitors through the lobby. There was plenty for kids to do like a couple of Smurf villages and a live action Gargamel
  6. In the blogs and forums I favor, there’s a buzz over the past few years about “intermittent fasting”. The idea is that not eating all the time is healthy. As far as physical and emotional health benefits, the pop science seems intriguing and it meets my common sense filters, so why not try it? There’s a few different versions. 16/8 is popular. That’s where you only eat in the same 8 hour window each day. Say, from 10 AM to 6 PM. That’s sounds helpful, something I would call “time-restricted eating” more than fasting. I can do that unintentionally depending on how my day rolls out. I want to
  7. In the blogs and forums I favor, there’s a buzz over the past few years about “intermittent fasting”. The idea is that not eating all the time is healthy. As far as physical and emotional health benefits, the pop science seems intriguing and it meets my common sense filters, so why not try it? There’s a few different versions. 16/8 is popular. That’s where you only eat in the same 8 hour window each day. Say, from 10 AM to 6 PM. That’s sounds helpful, something I would call “time-restricted eating” more than fasting. I can do that unintentionally depending on how my day rolls out. I want to
  8. At DevCon 2018, Molly Connolly led a session on data cleaning. During that session, there was a question of how to import data without updating the Modification timestamp. The goal is to display when a user last modified a record, not the developer. Two methods* of doing that were mentioned but there is another, more robust, answer. It’s simple and flexible: create an additional field that references the Modification Timestamp field and set a variable flag when you don’t want to update it. Let’s call the default modification timestamp field “ModificationTimestamp”. Then the new timestamp fi
  9. At DevCon 2018, Molly Connolly led a session on data cleaning. During that session, there was a question of how to import data without updating the Modification timestamp. The goal is to display when a user last modified a record, not the developer. Two methods* of doing that were mentioned but there is another, more robust, answer. It’s simple and flexible: create an additional field that references the Modification Timestamp field and set a variable flag when you don’t want to update it. Let’s call the default modification timestamp field “ModificationTimestamp”. Then the new timestamp fi
  10. We've got SuperContainer running on FMS 14 and have run into a weird problem. We're storing mostly pdfs, but also some jpgs and pngs. For the jpgs and pngs, we've been experiencing an occasional oddity that I finally tracked down. These are image files that, for the most part, users take photos with their phones then upload via CWP. Image sizes range from 500 KB to 2 MB. The issue arose because we resize the image files and convert them to pdf, eventually collating them into a single multi-page pdf that needs to be email-able. Sometimes the resize would fail, giving the full image. T
  11. I've established that it's *not* orientation that's the problem. It's *resolution". I'll post a new thread.
  12. I'm seeing weird results using SCGetContainer() and I think it has to do with image orientation. I'm working with jpgs and it appears when an image is rotated. If GetContainerAttribute() "orientation" is applied to a file and the result is "6 (Rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise), not applied" then when I access that file using SCGetContainer() any width and height constraints are not applied. It will always return the full file. I have not tested it with other orientations. This is on FMPA 16.02 using SC plugin 2.9504. Any ideas? Have you seen this before?
  13. Hi Doug, I didn't realize my site was feeding FM Forums. That article is unlocked now. Thanks, David
  14. Hey, I didn't know my website was feeding this page! Cool, but I wish the formatting was better....
  15. If you’re a dev, you are a power user. Below are 7 digital tools that are indispensable, and not necessarily for coding. I don’t know if they share any common characteristics, except that when I don’t have access to them, I grunt in frustration. Nanny / LeechBlock / WasteNoTime Distraction is a huge productivity killer. For me, it’s the #1 issue in ‘getting things done’. I’m an info junkie and I have low self control. Me, making a living at a computer, is like being a recovering alcoholic and working at a bar. Except I’m not Sam Malone. I’m not even close. Buying a box of cookies and just
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