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Carole Chaski

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  1. Thanks, Jesse. So, I will be using SuperContainer as file upload/download is crucial for me. Blessings, Carole
  2. It would be really useful if the documentation for Scriptmaster indicated which functions were really web publishable and which were not, since the documentaion does make it seem as though all the plugins (and hence all parts of the plugins) from 360 are compatible with web publishing. Does SuperContainer also have this restriction on GUI functions? Sorry if I'm a bit cranky, as I just spent an hour making sure that selecting and uploading a file works, then come to find out that it would not work under web publishing anyway once I put this on the server. Shucks!
  3. I have read several posts about 10 Adv (or 10) being slow, and I too have experienced it, including the bug about speed with very large text fields. One of the problems might be tunnelling for related data. I tried two scenarios for exporting 1500 records with ~50 numerical fields; these records hold ~5 related fields. In scenario 1, I tried to export the related fields as related fields: VERY SLOW. In scenario 2, I copied the related field data into new fields in the table from which I am exporting, and this sped things up. It is still not fabulous (any ideas why??) but it is ten times faster
  4. What did you decide to do? I am facing same problems.
  5. Lessons learned: 1. make sure that the txt file is NOT using word wrap (that reduces a lot of the squares) 2. import the folder, not individual files, so that the file actually goes into one record not multiple records 3: STILL GETTING SMALL SQUARES---does anyone understand why FMP 8.5 A functions like this? still would really like to udnerstand this as my business is totally text driven and if I can't get better results I will have to switch over to a different database.... as much as love FMP Scriptmaker (which is why I use FMP)
  6. I couldn't attach the doc file as this site does not allow it, so I attached the txt version. YOu will see when you open it is text editor it looks good but whem you import it into FMP it gets the wierd small square character... thanks for helping! 1--Bradley.txt
  7. I need to import a lot of files which were originally downloaded from WestLaw as .doc documents. I used convertDoc to convert them all into plain txt. In WordPad they look fine. When I import them as a batch in a folder, each record contains gazillions of small squares. These are possibly tabs which filemaker cannot handle. When I try to substitute them out to become a space, I cannot cut from the doc, get into Scriptmaker and paste the small square (the cut item is no longer available). When I import just one file, then the text is split into multiple records at apparently random ju
  8. Thank you all in advance for your help and comments! I have two related tables (1 and 2). I used the LIST function on the related table's records to make a list of all the docs in that table (2). I then used a FilterValues function to compare the related records list to a list in the context table (1). The filterValues function results were not correct. Before using the List function (which I thought would be a lot faster), I used a looping script to make a list from all the records in table 2. The filter Values result comparing the scripted related records list from 2 to the list in 1 WAS
  9. Thanks, John...after working with this a bit longer, I figured out what you were telling me, so muchas gracias, many thanks! You offered a much more elegant solution based on relationships which I didn't think was possible! blessings and gratitude, Carole
  10. Sorry if I am being dense, John. In Table 1, each record is for one documentID. This table is related to Table 2 which has the portal in it. I want to show in the portal only those records which are in the List. Each portal row has to show only one record/one item from the List. So I tried to set up a relationship between the documentID in Table 1 and the List in Table 2; even though documentID is contained in the List, too many other records show up in the portal. So I figured if I just had a small found set which matches the List in Table 1, then I can relate documentID to documentID and get
  11. What am I doing wrong? I have a list (created via the list function) of documentIDs. I want to script a search so that each record with the documentIDs is found (then that found set will appear in a portal in a related table). My script (loosely coded here) Set variable ($DocumentIDs =list) Set variable ($loopCounter = 1) Set variable ($stopLooping = valueCount($DocumentIDs) Enter Find Mode Loop set field docID GetValue($DocumentIDs, $Counter) new request set variable ($loopCounter = loopCounter + 1) Exit Loop if $loopCounter > $stopLooping End Loop Perfor
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