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  1. Stephen, This helps me a lot . . . thank you very much. brian park
  2. Can anyone provide a script for this? I currently have 4 tables and layouts: Invoice, Clients, Services, Lines items each with their own auto entered id's and related fields. I been really learning a lot with the redesign business and invoicing coming from a "flat file" mindset . . . and still learning more with now scripting. Any help would be greatly appreciated. -brian
  3. How simple . . . . Thanks very much! Nothing else on the highlighted box bit eh? -brian
  4. Hi, I've created a field in my invoice layout titled "PAID" with a checkbox value list of just a single value also just titled "paid." What I'm trying to do is put a search/of find for all my invoices which are not paid (and thus the PAID box/field unchecked), but I can't put out a search function with an unchecked value field. Any ideas? I only want to have to x out the box if the record/invoice has been paid, rather than having to deselect a secondary "unpaid" box from the value field for when an invoice does get paid. *I noticed that with any new record I go to after I chec
  5. apologies for my lack of understanding scripting nomenclature but can anyone post an exact verbatim scripting procedure for this? I'd like to have my pdf's saved too, not with a field date, but rather with my invoice id number on my main layout. Scripting where it saves to would be nice not necesarily. -brian
  6. after tinkering around I discovered something very bothersome . . . . it seems that my font file is the culprit. I changed the font I had used for the TO not showing in my main layout and now all is well (for now it seems). I was only able to discover this as I had notice two different font selections (marked by a slightly different spelling) for the same font when I was playing around in layout mode - I then changed it to the actual font being used everywhere else in the layout. Does this make sense that a possible corrupt font cause for it to not show through when being converted to a PDF?
  7. I have an main (invoice) layout that will not show any info when I try to save as a PDF. This main layout out has a portal displaying data from related Invoice Line Items TO and none it of comes through when I save the record as a pdf, although all of it shows in my preview mode. Secondly, I have a related field also from the same TO (Total amount) that also doesn't show but is not in the portal. Any thoughts or ideas why this may be? -brian
  8. geez how simple . . . thank you very much! I was trying to format it through the define database dialogue box : . . . .
  9. I have a calculation field that will only display the final number in it's whole amount when there is only a whole amount. Is there a way for filemaker to display my muliplied amount to include .00? ie. $200.00 For now my calculation is as follows: Total= quantity * service rate
  10. Anyone know what this is? -specially the lookup of the client information bit . . . . . as it is right now I'm entering the client information through a portal if it's new (thus allowing creating records in the related table) but then entering the client id number through the portal if they're already in the client database. Could there be any other way?
  11. Stephen, thanks for replying . . . everything makes sense except for a couple of things as I'm still learning this program. Not sure how to go about creating the New invoice button as well as the scripting (?) for the lookup of the client information and how it would be automatically displayed. Would the button be on the client or invoice layout? Also, I'm assuming that with each new client I will have to enter all their info separately through the client table. Is there a way, however, to newly enter a client info directly through the invoice TO (through a portal
  12. Hi, I'm trying to create a new database for my invoicing. I'd like a little advice on "where" or which Table Occurance to make my layout. I've begun familiarizing myself with relational databases and portals but before I go into any details I'll explain my needs. First, I was doing my invoices through Word documents, meaning I would manually enter each time the invoice numbers, client info, and services provided (this as you might know can be redundant if you've worked for the same client before). With auto-enter functions (serial #'s, dates) I know that much of what I manually type in can
  13. Actually, after writing my previous post I went back to an old layout I had where my Contact name layout actually showed the Comany name id (foreign key related to the Company name on the main table) - my current database has the foreign key omitted from the Contact name layout for aesthetic reasons, but I also thought it unnecessary to see since it was auto-entered and self managed through the portal on the main layout. So . . . . . I've found that if I put the find request for a specific Company name id with blank data it'll turn up "blank" as the label layout only calls for the name an
  14. . . . because I just can't seem to bring a blank field to appear. My label layout is sourced from a contact name TO (which is recorded through the contact name portal on the main company layout/table). As it is I have blank records on the main layout (except for tagged auto entry serial numbers on them) . . . . . when I put a search out for say two names, then add two more blank searches with the command/apple "N," the label layout preview will only show the two found names and just automatically omit the two blank search queries - i'm using the avery predefined layout if that helps or matte
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