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  1. I have always developed with FileMaker for windows. I have bought myself a MacBook Air and love it. So now I am using FileMaker 16 Pro advance for MAC. I know that MAC does not label their directories like windows does. So I am having problems figuring out to get the right coding to access my photos. I have a folder called "Photos" that reside on the C: drive in windows. Then I reference that folder so pictures will populate automatically when I put in a record. Here is what I have on the windows fileMaker: ImagePath: Let ( [ // Transform the contents of a container field named Imag
  2. Hi everyone! I have a text field, with each sentence separated by ¶ . I would like to create buttons for each line in this field, so that I can copy each line individually (and paste manually in different application for example) I assume that it's easy to do in calculation with GetValue, and make a script using Get (ScriptParameter) = line number in that field, for each button. ( I ll need only 7-10 lines max). 1. I can't figure out what script function I need to use to make a selective copy... 2. If one of the option is Set Selection function - how would it work in m
  3. FileMaker Coaches' Corner - Tip 11 - Improve Performance - FileMaker - FileMaker Experts https://youtu.be/5D2qoA_S7u8 Get up to speed with the FileMaker Pro 17 Video Training Course! Top Rated Course by FileMaker Expert, Richard Carlton. http://learningfilemaker.com/fmpro16.php Experience Richard's dynamic and exciting teaching format, while learning both basic, intermediate, and advanced FileMaker development skills. With 27 years of FileMaker experience and a long time speaker at FileMaker's Developer Conference ,Richard will teach you all the ins and outs of buildin
  4. Hi guys, I’m brand new working with FM and would like your help with a calculation if I may. I want a calculation to display an estimated number of paint tins needed to paint a boat based on it’s length and width. With this information I would also like the cost of the estimated paint. I'm assuming IF can not be used as there are too many variables, can CASE? With the boats width, I've got anything over 7 classed as wide, so I've been using Jobs::BoatWidth > 7 to define narrow and wide (only two classes of widths). I'm using the table below to give our customers a rough idea at t
  5. hi i have a table with 4 fields field 1 = number result 1 field 2 =number result 2 field 3= percentage result field 4 = calculation by taking in whichever is lower field 1 or 2 and multiplying by field 3 the question now is how do i script the calculation it should pick up which ever is lower but ignore if field is empty. i hope i am clear , i would appreciate if someone could help me out with this calculation.
  6. I have the following: Table 1 – Expenses Field A: Date Field B: Concept Field C: Amount Table 2 – Flight Time Field D: Date Field E: Flight Time (in hours) I need a report that will give me the expense cost per hour, i.e. the total of Field C divided by the total of Field E. Table 1 and Table 2 are not related. What relationship must I establish between them to obtain my desired result? If establishing a relationship between the tables is not the answer, how else can I achieve the figure I need?
  7. There are three tables: Services ServiceTransactions ServiceTransactionLineItems Relationships: Services:materialName::ServiceTransactionsLineItems:Material_FK and Services:MaterialYear::ServiceTransactionLineitems:TransactionLineItemYear (Services may change from year to year, and within one transaction you might line items for both current and future years.) ServiceTransaction:TransactionNumber::ServiceTransactionLineItems:TransactionFK :Services:MaterialBudgetAllocation is a user entered number. What I am hoping to do is: Get the yearly total amounts of each m
  8. As most people here probably know, the Let ( ) function can be used to define a Local variable. As such, it is possible to build a custom function that defines such a variable, and it is further possible to set said variable to a value including itself. An example would be the following custom function, ErrorList, consisting of the following calculation: Let ( $ErrorList = List ( $ErrorList ; Get ( LastError ) ) ; "" ) If a Set Variable script step sets the same variable as a custom function like the one above, e.g. Set Variable [ $ErrorList ; Value: ErrorList ] …the script
  9. Hello, I am new to FileMaker and still trying to find my way around the scripting language. Even though the scripting language is quite rich, I don't feel as comfortable and flexible as I do in lets say VB. To my query now; I have designed a solution for my company which processes invoices. These invoice forms input numerical amounts tied on budget codes for each department and in turn are stored in a different table. As you can see on the image attached, I cannot find a calculation function that will sum all the amounts for each BudgetCode into AmountAllocated. AmountAssigned i
  10. I have a Layout in Table Mode as (partially) shown in the attachment. (Note: First row will have a Country Code in it - not shown in attachment) I want to "fill-down" the last country code in all rows (in the Country Field) UNTIL the country code changes. Then I want to similarly do it for that one. Until I reach the end of rows. My database will grow from 500 to 10,000 rows of text/number data. I am uploading in batches from Excel. Is this possible? I've tried various calculations and scripting without much success. Thanks! I'm trying to get something like this:
  11. Hi can anyone point me in the right direction, I have a database that as a Field populated by a value list, i.e.,: Christmas,Easter,Mothers Day , etc. I want to chart how many records exist of each chosen category. I thought it would be from a summary field using Total of and count but that option isn't available, How do I get filemaker to count the number of uses of the word Christmas from that field , can anyone help please? Thanks in advance
  12. FileMaker 14 SVG Icon Helper - Rev 2 | FileMaker 14 Training http://youtu.be/nk1lWHZ0AhI Download the FileMaker Pro 14 & FileMaker 14 for Mobile Devices Training Videos athttp://www.learningfilemaker.com Please Visit Our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/FileMakerVideos Please Subscribe While There. This updated Revision 2 (August 2015) features Claus Lavendt, of DataManix, showing a free FileMaker solution that helps customize SVG icons for use on FileMaker 14 buttons. Download a free copy of the SVG Icon Helper Tool here: http://fmstartingpoint.com/market.html
  13. Placeholder text is a great new feature in FileMaker 14. With it you can specify by calculation what label text is to appear in a field that is empty. You can also have complete control over the styling of that text. In this article we demonstrate how to setup a placeholder and some of its benefits over standard labels. We also show how placeholder text can be used as a powerful user interface tool for displaying virtually any calculated value direct on a layout without the need for fields or variables. Click here to check out the full article at FileMaker Weetbicks
  14. Hello! I am trying to write a simple calculation that is proving to be more difficult than I thought. I have a real estate database with the tables: properties, transaction, and people. A property can have multiple transactions associated with it, and each transaction has people attached to it (buyer, seller, broker). I am trying to flag all the properties (in the properties table) when a certain person is linked to any of the properties associated transactions, call this person "Bill". Taking it one step further, I would like to display a "C" when the Bill is associated with a transaction w
  15. Hi! I have an Hours Sheets table, and hour sheets are created per month. I have Absences table which has absences specified by start and end date. and I have a Calendar days table, which is related with Absences with start date and end date. Now, When I create an absence spanning over two or more months, (e.g 26th March to 5th April) I want to get related calendar days for the particular month in hour sheet. (i.e if I create an absence from 26th March to 5th April I want to have 3 days (26th, 27th and 28th) in hours sheet of February month and 5 days (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th) in hours
  16. Hi all, I'm hoping you can help here. I am trying to make a calculation on a layout. I need to calculate measurements of a specific drop down value that I write in a specific field. The value is called "pool." There are other values called "rapids" and "riffles" etc., but I need to write a calculation that finds running totals of the lengths between the "pools." Is it easier to run a script? If so, how to do I do this? FYI- I have another field that gives unit lengths. Again, I want to calculate the unit lengths between the value "pool". I hope this is clear enough. Ideas? Thanks!
  17. There is probably a simple solution to this problem that I'm not seeing but I've read through my entire 900 page FileMaker Pro Missing Manual and I can't find the appropriate answer; I'm using FMP 13 Advanced and I have some basic experience writing scripts, etc. Here's The Goal: To start each day with a screen report of tasks to complete for my client files. I want a report that says 'today you must take care of the following items..." To keep it simple, I have a client table & a transaction table. For each transaction that I handle for my client there is at least 25-35 docume
  18. Hi there I am on the hunt for a function or calculation that will operate like the native Extend () function but I need it to grab the data from another related REPEATING field instead for a non-repeating field which is the limit of the Extend () function. To give a bit of background on what I am doing, I have built a responsive image grid and a responsive notes grid very akin to the Facebook interface. I am at the finish line. The last thing I need to do is add "Edit" and "Delete" options to the bottom of each repetition in the portal (like a Facebook post). All other items in the
  19. Hi there, I am extremely new to filemaker but trying to learn on my own. I am creating a betting pool with my friends for this upcoming football season. I want to calcuate how many picks a person got right based on calculating their weekly record and then calculating their overall record. I know this is simple but I can't seem to figure it out. The fields I want to evaluate in my layout "week 1" are: Winner - Team that covered the spread Scott - What team I picked that week The first thing I did was create a calculation field(Scott Weekly TrueorFals) with If(Week 1::Winner
  20. I have a checkbook journal with a calc that figures the balance. I know this should be easy, but I am having a hard time figuring out how to capture the balance daily (the end of the day) and do a simple report, list, or portal that shows the daily balance. ((kind of what you see when logging in to your bank). Any ideas anyone? Than you in advance. Amy
  21. This is probably an easy design concept, but my dense brain isn't seeing it. I'm working on a timecard system, and I'm running into a problem where I have co-dependent fields. In my hours table, I have a field which calculates the amount of VTO (Variable Time Off - like vacation time) that is used if the total hours entered on a workday is less than 8. However, the system can only fill the deficit in hours (8 - hours worked) if you have enough VTO available, so the calculation first checks the value of the VTO_Available field from the related VTO_Month table. It looks like this: Let (
  22. Our database has a quotation table. We have a drop down menu for products and one for quantity, total and price. The price field is a calculation field which the calculation is If (Product = "A2 Poster" ; "£10) which works fine. However obviously we have more than one product we sell, when i try to put another product calculation next to this it does not work. How can i have multiple calculations in the price field for each drop down in "Product field"
  23. I'm trying to develop a Sports Competition Management System, which ties in with a few other features for my sports association. We have a number of leagues, based on Gender, Age, etc. which vary in team numbers, for example some leagues may have 12 teams, other only 7. Some teams play each other only once per season, other two + times, it depends on the size of the league. I have a few scripts which combined build the schedule of games (Time, Date, Round of Play) and my next step is how to create a Balanced Schedule for an Even Number of Teams, or a Cyclic Schedule for Odd Number of
  24. Hello All! I am having trouble building a complex subsummary report efficiently for a real estate database. The report layout is simple: I basically have a layout with 18 columns, all years, 2000-2017. The layout only has subsummary parts, no body parts. The subsummary part I am using to display data is sorted by a field called Micromarket (basically a geographical area). I want to display the number of units built in each year for each Micromarket. I have the report working perfectly, but I had to add many fields to my property table to accomplish this. The fields are as follows: Fiel
  25. I am trying to chart and analyze sale data. In particular, "Most popular product(from a specific product category) this quarter/month/year/etc" and things of that nature. In this database there are several tables: I will try to explain how they are linked Sales Order -Sales Order Line Item --Product Product Category -Product --Sales Order Line Item For example, I want to see the most popular product during a certain fiscal quarter do do so, I need to filter the line items by the following criteria and then have a calculation of the sum of found line items grouped by prod
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