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  1. Hi Comment, that makes sense, though I'm still uncertain what would happen if I added records for a particular piece of land without knowing what came afterwards. For example, I have lists of tithe payments, which are based on the area of the land occupied. I have a map of the land in 1846 recorded in my database, and a map of the two parcels it becomes by 1906 as well. These are linked via a child-parent relatinship. If the tithe record for 1847, with all areas, names, and the land description is identical to the 1846, I can confidently link the tithe to the 1846 database record.
  2. Hi Tom and Comment, Thanks for your help. I'm doing a One Place Study of a village through the 19th century in the UK. My idea is to represent a social history of this village using a 3D game engine to power interactions. Visually, it might end up something similar to that old game SimCity, where you can watch people go about their business day to day. I aim to leverage knowledge of, for example where someone lives and where they work to automate wayfinding scripts to have them wander to and from their daily work, or to show specific events which I would have to generalise using
  3. I'm trying to track land ownership over time but running into trouble when I try to make the relationships meaningful. In this village I am researching, a large stretch of land may have been subdivided into many smaller fields. Some of those smaller fields may then be further subdivided, and some others may be combined into larger fields, perhaps combined with areas which were not part of the original very large field they started from. So for example in 1800 there is a field A. In 1846 this breaks into many fields: AA, AB, AC, AD ........ In 1860 AL and AM combine. In 1865 they comb
  4. The ftp route seems just the ticket. I have a dynamic IP but it is linked to a domain with DYNDNS and seems to hold up very well. I've read elsewhere, though, that if the files are in the "Web" folder in the Filemaker folder they can be seen with web viewers via iwp. I can't move all of the files across to my computer, but would a path that employed an alias work? I've had a go with no success, but I've found that's often o indication as I've left a backslash where I shouldn't, or a colon, or something else. Can anyone confirm whether the alias idea simply won't work, or may if
  5. Hi MFero, I don't use the container because it seems to show only the first page of my pdfs. IdealData, Are you saying that the "file" protocol in web viewer does not work in iwp, or in web viewer? I already have it working in webviewer when used on the machine which has the original files. My problem is when it is viewed from elsewhere via iwp. In Explorer on windows I get an error message saying "Can't find etcetc. Have you got the right address?" Via Safari on Mac I just get a blank box. Could a solution be along the lines of replacing "file &
  6. I have a database that contains thousands of letters which have been scanned and put into individual PDF files. On my own computer I have set them up as referenced files in containers and am using a webviewer to view them. What I'd like to do is have this work on iwp as well - but at least when testing on my own computer (using Safari 5) I get just a blank screen in the web viewer - no "URL is not there" or otherwise. At present my paths in the web viewer are file://etc/etc/etc Do I need to make a relative path using ip address etc or is this a known problem with iwp
  7. Thanks Fseipel. I'd tried using the URL from Safari before, but it had not worked - probably because I was trying something overly complicated for me at the same time. I've got it showing files on external volumes now - would this work for people viewing on iwp? Or does a filepath from their point of view need to be entered?
  8. I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out how to get pdfs held on an external hard drive to show up in a web viewer. At present I have references held in container fields to the pdfs, and I have found a solution to showing the pdfs if they are held on my own computer, but it says: "The requested URL is not found on this server" when they are on the external drive. I'm a newcomer to this, and have found references here and there to this being a problem, but have not understood whether this is a filepath problem or something far greater. Ideally I'd love to fin
  9. Hi Comment, Thanks for your hep. The script doesn't work either, but to tell you the truth I'm just happy it works so well now on my own computer, as I'm the one who'll be using it most. It's only family members who are looking at the site, so they'll be fairly forgiving, I hope.
  10. I realised that your solution was far more elegant, and have adapted my database to function using the relationships as in the earlier post. Not only was scripting cumbersome, but of course as I said earlier, it would not work in iwp. With the new setup, however, the portal still returns to the first record every time. Do portals still reset in iwp automatically as they used to in normal filemaker?
  11. Thankyou, Would you believe I solved it just before reading your post - I got rid of all the scripts I had kept building on and started from scratch. I have one script that gets the variable when I click the portal row (triggered by a button which is the photo) to go to related record. And part of my on record load script sorts out the portal. It doesn't work in iwp, though. I thought this solution would work as it relies in scripts throughout - the only user interaction is the button click which works in all other ways. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  12. I've had a search, but am not sure exactly what search terms to use for my problem.I'm sure this will not be the first time it's come up, and the answer may be glaringly obvious. I have a photo database. In my layout there is a large central copy of the photo surrounded by relevant details - date, place, notes, people in the photo. There is also a portal which shows related photos in that set. On the other side there is a portal which shows all photos arranged by date. Scroll up and down to select the photograph you want to see, click on the portal thumbnail and that record is
  13. I'm not sure if this is the right place for my question, but it is related to the ins and outs for filemaker. I have a database with product photos. All are arranged on an external hard drive because I knew that in the future our home business would expand to more than the one user at a time. I now have a network based backup hard drive at home, and want to shift the references to inages on the backup of my smaller portable hard drive which is now on the network. I want to use the portable one as a working drive - to edit images in the file when needed, and the edits being 'upl
  14. Thanks Peter. I've set something up now based on your ideas which works quite well. I want it to function invisibly, so when I am happy with the layout I am using I will duplicate it and have the normalised fields in place of the regular fields so that a script can perform the find there, then return to the origianl layout. It's strange how complicated everything sounds until you've actually put it together yourself! :)
  15. I definitely don't want a guess Genealogy often uses algorithms such as Soundex and Simplex which try to guess on what mistakes people make in spelling and hearing to create other options for spelling. I find that these results are often misleading, and are no help when it's a name in latin versus one in English. I want to dictate what each thing to be treated the same is. I probably didn't explain myself well : I have already developed a small script that will add a new record to a "Normalise" Table for every name/term/place that is used. So I end up with a 2 field table whi
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