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  1. Fenton, I appreciate your courteous and helpful response. Very good examples that let me finally get it into my head. I can see where this could be very useful.
  2. BruceR, I appreciate the courtesy of your response. However, I did not make my post very clear. I had done a snapshot link, and I had then opened it and studied it. I then changed the data and saw that the snapshot link picked up the new data. What I do not understand (and I readily admit that it is just something I don't understand yet) is what is the value of a Snapshot over a pdf. If the recipient has access to the database, then running the same report as the sender had to run before making the snapshot would provide the same results as the link. Be patient. I am trying to under
  3. I have read the snapshot feature descriptions, and I have to admit that I just don't get it. Why is this feature better than just printing or saving to pdf? I know it is a dumb question.
  4. Vaughan, Thanks for the response. If I save is as HTML, though, can I then read it into another unclassified system, or are you just saying that it will be easier to follow when I put it in again by hand? What I am looking for is a way to port the database into another system. There are several things I can do to make it a little easier to move the data. For example, I could paste field definitions into excel, and then copy past them, etc., but I am looking for a way to preserve all my layouts, scripts, definitions without having to type them in again.
  5. I think this is an unusual problem. I have an elaborate FM database with multiple tables, relationships, scripts, layouts, etc. It is on a classified system, but it is not classified. Security will not let me move it to an unclassified system because the tools they use can not verify that it is unclassified. Their tools only allow for ascii text scanning. So, I am hoping to create an xml file with the DDR in FM Advanced and move the XML file to the unclassified system. Security's tools can read that. I have experimented with it on the classified side, and after I create the XML fi
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    Fenton, Thanks for the reply and suggestions. It makes sense. I think the main thing is that you have cleared up my worry. I will probably try to use your suggestion about using the second field values. I have used that many times, though not for this purpose. This has never been a problem for me before, but I can see now that it can be good practice. thanks for the reply and advice.
  7. I am a long time Filemaker Advanced User, and have learned all I know by just trial and error. I have become sort of a power user, but I am constantly seeing work by people like you that make me realize I have a lot to learn. So, I recently bought the Filemaker Training course that is being offered. I am finding that it has several good tips and techniques that I have not known about,, but they keep referring to a technique/strategy that I just don't get. I am talking about the use of primary keys and foreign keys. I do understand those, but the way they use them is what is stumping
  8. Create another field to store the results of the calculated unstored field. Set the stored field equal to the unstored field just prior to the find. Then find on the stored field.
  9. Hello, I have a multiple table FM database on a classified system where I work. I need to move the database, not the data, to the outside world. The database is not classified, but the security folks won't let me move it outside without a security check (an automated system that looks for keywords, etc.) The output needs to be ascii text. I can get ascii text for everything but the layouts. I have many hours invested in my layouts and do not have time to do them again. Is there a way to move the database? I am looking at the Database design report, but it isn't working for me.
  10. Heeter, Use the password in all caps for both the user name and password. Hope this helps.
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