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  1. Hello, I am gonna describe a scenario where total automation needed using only barcode scan, please bear with me: I am creating operator timesheet layout for product lifecycle in list-view. Each operator has a list of unique barcodes(printed sheet) for each production function. Every activity(function) of print production is assigned code (barcode) that represents function type as well as operator name: For eg. if John is working on new plates function for Press he'd scan barcode 301-1 but if Marc is working on the same function , he'd scan 301-2 , Now '301' represents new plates function and number after hyphen(-) represents operator. In John's case 1 and Marc 2. So, on the interface(list view of functions) , when an operator scans barcode of function it will set time-in field value and name of operator in their fields based on calculation from code. I don't want STOP button for each function to set value of time-out (because it requires user interaction), rather, I want it automated. I am looking for some sort of script trigger that runs on every new code scan and search for last record with similar operator name and set time-out value as current time in that record and set the same value as time-in for new function record. Thank you
  2. Goal: find a way to email order confirmations to customers so they can sign and approve the confirmation. My idea was to send an editable pdf with a check mark and spot to write their name. I currently send emails with an attached .pdf (non editable). Customers just respond the the emial, however lately I have had people responding without even realizing there is an attached email. Does anyone know how to send an editable pdf or know of another way to accomplish the bigger goal? Much appreciated -Don
  3. Anyone interested in partnering together to help small businesses create online forms on a website, then send that link to anyone who wants to fill out that form, then notes can be added to that form. The small business owners can work with these forms like they'd a spreadsheet. This enables automation of the business' workflows in a way that's still familiar to FileMaker Pro users. The mobile web app is ready for anyone to start using. Check out a demo at https://formgram.parseapp.com/formPage?formObjectId=ejj8YHJIZy Formgram is 100% free.
  4. We have been trying to come up with something new in our school project. Is there a way we can integrate thumb print scanners into filemaker, just like with barcode scanners? This time, users (participants) just needs to scan their thumbprints using the scanner, and their attendance is recorded.
  5. As you know, FileMaker 14 included a new widely used feature: button bars. No need to say why they're awesome, but you've probably noticed it wasn't that easy if you wanted to create a lot of similar buttons, or convert your old button objects into button bars. Well, these are not issues anymore, thank's to Federico Basmadyian's ButtonBarTool, available here.
  6. Crestline, CA, April 30th, 2013 -- Dracoventions has released 2empowerFM Hands-Free Printer 3.0, the first FileMaker plug-in to let you control almost any individual printer setting.   HFP lets you control settings ranging from standard portrait vs. layout orientation to less common staple and hole punch. Save money by turning on toner saver, black & white, and double sided and make complex print jobs a snap. The new HFP can even keep the printer dialogs hidden while your job runs.    HFP 3.0 is available immediately at print.2empowerFM.com for both Macintosh and Windows.     More Reasons to Love HFP   - Automate print jobs to prevent costly mistakes like printing all records instead of current record.   - Make complex letter, label, and envelope print jobs easy even for new employees.   - Automate those infrequent print jobs that employees often forget how to print.   - Avoid use of confusing and error-prone groups of "Restore Print Settings".   - In many cases, only a single script needs to be updated if you get a new printer.   - No special software to install and no special requirements like turning on "access for assistive devices".  Your system's default printer is never changed.     Pricing and Availability   2empowerFM Hands-Free Printer 3.0 is available immediately at print.2empowerFM.com   This is a free update for those who purchased a license within the last year.  Older customers may purchase upgrades at 50% off.  New user licenses start at $99.   Developer licenses are also available.  All plug-ins can be tested for 30 days free of charge and demos are fully functional.     About Dracoventions   Dracoventions is a FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) member located in Crestline, CA, USA.  We invent solutions to your FileMaker challenges, save you development time, expand FileMaker's capabilities, and create a better user experience.   With over 25 years of software engineering experience, company-founder Chris Dragon was inspired by the business needs of a FileMaker-based non-profit to create the 2empowerFM Family of Plug-ins. These plug-ins include Developer Assistant, Hands-Free Printer, Menu Popper, SQL Runner, and more.  Plug-ins are available at 2empowerFM.com     Contact   Chris Dragon Dracoventions support@dracoventions.com http://www.dracoventions.com PO Box 2859, Crestline, CA 92325, USA (818) 588-6418 This post has been promoted to an article
  7. I 'd like to automate a bit the way my windows user access the db. First of all I d like to get rid of the annoying "feature" of windows using by default the Windows's user name in the user field in filemaker. It creates confusion to no avail because my users have to delete and re-enter. In addition I 'd love to hear what others have done, and I am in particular looking for some sort of keychain type password manager for windows. Anything on the horizon? I ve searched hi and lo to no avail, so far.
  8. Summer is over and our weekly FileMaker webinars are back! Our first one is this Thursday at 11am PDT, on “Relationships for Beginners”. Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6892433068111504642 We will spend 30 minutes covering a specific topic. Then the last 30 minutes will be an open Q&A on any topic. Topic List: Sept 13th: Relationships for Beginners Sept 20th: Find Records, Date Ranges, and Special Operators Sept 27th: Conditional Formatting (Can I making something Red?) Oct 4th: Automation (Repetitive Tasks can become Scripts) Oct 11th: Reporting & SubSummaries Oct 18th: Merge Fields and Hiding Objects (Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak) Oct 25th: Sharing your FileMaker App with Co-Workers Nov 1st: Basic Concepts for Building Mobile Apps All the best, Richard Carlton CEO & Video Trainer
  9. I have an existing Filemaker script that Saves my contact list as a PDF and it is set to execute when I open the Filemaker file. The script works fine when I double-click the file to open it; however when I use a shell script to "Open print.fp7" via an OS X cron job, I find that many times instead of opening my file and running the script, instead the Filemaker icon is just left bouncing in the OS X Dock. When I click on the bouncing icon the Filemaker window then appears in the foreground and the script executes normally. Is there a way to ensure that my cron job "Open print.fp7" script executes without any user intervention? Thanks for your feedback.
  10. I could really use some help! I'm in a crunch and need a solution fast. Any Applescript FileMaker gurus out there? My client sends me (usually weekly) batches of excel documents... hundreds of them. I've created import scripts and parsing scripts to get the data from the excel document into FileMaker, but I need a solid way of batching the import process. Below I'll explain what I currently have, but it's very clunky and errors out quite often, so I could really use some guidance. I can look at applescripts and for the most part understand what they are doing, but I'm no scripter. Basic need: Trigger import process in which one at a time, the excel documents are imported into my database and a few additional scripts are run internally. The excel documents come to me as .xlsm files, which FileMaker doesn't like. To overcome this, I change the name to .xls before importing. Here's what I currently have: An applescript app called "Auto-Import" I startup when I'm ready to import a batch. It looks at an IN folder. One by one, it moves the files to a WORKING folder, changes the name, then calls on FileMaker to do a script. FileMaker is set to look for a static file named "importme.xls" in the WORKING folder. It imports, then runs a couple of parsing scripts. After a short delay, the Applescript app changes the filename back to its original name, then moves it to the DONE folder, after which it moves to the next item in the list from the IN folder. I found this applescript somewhere and changed the paths and delay amounts until I got it to work...sort of. As you can imagine, I get lots of errors from FileMaker or Applescript trying to move on a do something before the other has finished. Boo. Seems like the better way would be to have applescript code within the FileMaker scripts, so everything is controlled by FileMaker. I'm open to any and all suggestions. Or if you know of something similar, point me to it. Please help! Jeff
  11. I have a photo capture layout in my contacts DB and I would like an automation/script to open a specific layout in FMGo from my iPhone home screen. Is that possible? Thank you
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