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  1. Hi all! To facilitate my own work and not having to go through the menu bar, the status area or the impossible-to-remember shortcuts, I would like to create a developer interface for my database system. It's pretty straightforward: I would like to create 1 single layout from which I would like to be able to go to a certain script, layout or whatever other developer tool through e.g. value lists of said scriptnames/layout names/... As FM is a database system program, I am assuming that there are "hidden" tables somewhere keeping track of all this design-related information. Why a
  2. Thanks guys, that already solves part of the problem. : I hope one day soon I will find a solution to the other part as well.
  3. Hi all! To facilitate my own work and not having to go through the menu bar or the impossible-to-remember shortcuts, I would like to create a developer interface for my database system. It's pretty straightforward: from 1 single layout I would like to be able to go to a certain script, layout or whatever other developer tool through e.g. value lists of said scriptnames/layout names/... I cannot seem to find a way to list them. As FM is a database system program, I am assuming that there are "hidden" tables somewhere keeping track of all these. No idea how to access them, however
  4. I agree with comment. A while ago, I had the same problem: relationship spaghetti (basing all relationship on a single set of linked table occurences). You first need to clean up your relationship graph and implement best practices, such as trying to set up a different relationship set for each "point of entry table" (the table on which the layout you're using is based). After that, you should get a much clearer picture of what needs to be done. It definitely helped me loads.
  5. Thanks for your feedback! That seems to be the most straightforward solution to me as well. I was just trying to figure out what went wrong and where so I could advise him for possible future projects.
  6. When I manually tested, it suggested the .pct file extension. Found this strange as author claims to have inserted them as .jpg. Apparently, he's also running on Mac, don't know which version though.
  7. Hi there! I have received an .fp5 database containing loads of images. Since I do not have a version below FM 8.5, it has now been converted to .fp7. The pictures need to be used in a book (the database was provided to me by the author). According to the author, he entered the images in high quality jpg-format. However, when I now try to export the images to work on (scripted), I am encountering some problems. - When I add no file extension to the pic name, the file type is not recognized. - When I add a .jpg-extension, the file can be opened in Preview but not in Adobe Photos
  8. Problem solved :-) I forgot about the Mac OS built-in firewall...
  9. Hi there! I've been trying to get this thing to work all day but had no luck, so I'm trying my luck on the forum now... I have a database running on FMS9 on my iMac desktop. When I try accessing it from said desktop through Open Remote from either FMP8.5 or FMP9 advanced, it works fine. However, when I try accessing it from another iMac with FMP8.5 on the same network, it shows the server but not the database. I've been reading many of the posts online, have checked the Filemaker.com knowledge base and have tried the following: - modifying my firewall settings so port 5003
  10. Hi Ender! I've come across this older post of yours regarding the Separation Model. I have no experience whatsoever with this way of working and was looking for some basic info. Can you recommend some sources with comprehensive information on developing this type of solution (a how-to with info about common pitfalls etc.)?
  11. Thanks for your feedback, John! However, someone suggested that I change the definition of my field MyStuff::g_ActionStatus (global calc num with value 1) to a regular calc with value 1, and it works like a charm. I would love to understand why that is, but for now I'm happy it works.
  12. OK, now I'm really at a loss... The database I'm using is running on FM Server. When I work on the live server database, I get the problems as stipulated above. However, when I work on a back-up copy of the database (stand-alone), everything works perfectly... So I guess it's a server issue??? I haven't been working with FM Server very long, anyone have a clue for this one?
  13. Additionally, when I try to perform a find in the portal, I get the message that "the operation cannot be completed because 1 or more of the relationships are invalid". Strangely, I got the system to work this morning. I shut down the database for lunch, opened it again after lunch and it's once again not working!!! Racking my brain over this one...
  14. I was setting up a portal to filter data so that a user only his OWN, OPEN actions for ACTIVE projects (so 3 criteria). My layout is based on table occurence MyStuff, the portal on its related table occurence ActionLog. The relationship between both occurences is based on the following criteria: MyStuff::Account (indexed txt with value user's accountname) = ActionLog::lu_Executor (stored/indexed calc txt with lookup of accountname of the user who needs to execute the action) MyStuff::calc_Projectstatus (stored/indexed calc txt with value "active") = ActionLog::lu_Status (store
  15. Trying to understand the logic behind the solution. What does "trigger" do? Is it a variable (I don't see the classic "$" variable indicator)? Or a function (can't see it in my functions list)?
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