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  1. New Major Version Release: Scribe 4! We are excited to announce a new major version of a popular 360Works plug-in, introducing Scribe 4! 360Works Scribe is the ultimate document automation plug-in for FileMaker; it allows integration with Word, Excel, and PDF documents. In this release, we are taking it to the next level by adding in the ability to read your scanned documents, such as receipts, forms, or contract PDF files, with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) functionality. Additionally, we added features to allow you to merge PDFs and get meta-data from them, plus multiple fixes for existing functionality in Scribe. New OCR Functionality Scribe 4 ships with brand new OCR functionality to read your scanned documents and extract text to be added into FileMaker. For example, a law firm can scan in loads of paper legal contracts and have the text extracted and imported into the appropriate FileMaker records! Scribe leverages the technology of Amazon Textract which goes beyond simple OCR by not only extracting text but also identifying key information like the contents of fields in forms. Click here for a cool demo file showing how to use this new OCR functionality in Scribe! New PDF Merge Feature We added two new functions to merge and manipulate PDFs with Scribe. For example, if you have a couple of PDFs stored in container fields, the new function ScribePDFMerge allows the two PDFs to be merged together. The new ScribePDFSplice function allows a multi-page PDF to be split up into smaller PDFs. This is beneficial if you have containers with multi-page PDFs, and only need to utilize a specific part of the entire PDF file. Get PDF Meta-Data You can now get meta-data about a PDF, such as the name of the author and page count. The new ScribeGetPDFAttributes function will return various meta-data about a PDF. This can be helpful if you want to have FileMaker manage PDF files according to the author or number of pages specified in the meta-data. Multiple Improvements to Existing Functionality We also made several upgrades to the existing Scribe functionality. When using Excel with Scribe, the Excel cell reading and writing images to Excel cells has been greatly improved. We also made fixes for the ScribeDocSubstitute function for replacing a value. Try or Buy Scribe 4 Availability Scribe 4 is available now at the Scribe product page. Active maintenance subscribers for Scribe or the 360Works Portfolio Bundle can download new major version 4 at no additional cost. All purchases within the last 12 months are still under an active maintenance subscription. If the maintenance on Scribe has not been renewed within the last 12 months, you will need to purchase a new license to use Scribe 4. For new license purchases, we have several license types available based on number of users, client-side or server-side usage, and a solution bundle license for developers with a vertical market solution. A free, fully functional demo is available to test Scribe. While in demo mode, Scribe will run for 2 hours every time you launch FileMaker (or FileMaker Server, for server deployment). Full pricing, license type information, and the demo version can be accessed at the Scribe product page. Try or Buy Scribe 4 Stay updated with 360Works 360Works Questions? Please Email plugins@360Works.com
  2. I have a parent table with 3 child tables. In the child table, there can be many related fields. I need to export only one row of data for each record in the parent table. This would require that a new column be created for each of the many values related in the parent to the child. For Instance: Noah Justin has 3 Email Address NJ@Test.com, NJ2@Test.com, and NJ3@Test.com When I do an Excel Export from FM I get Column 1 . Column 2 Noah Justin NJ@Test.com NJ2@Test.com NJ3@Test.com I need: Column 1 . Column 2 . Column 3 . Column 4 Noah Justin NJ@Test.com NJ2@Test.com NJ3@Test.com I'm sure it's pretty common and there is an easy solution to this. TIA
  3. I am using FileMaker Pro 12. I wrote a script to look at a field and if the value is less or equal to .70 it will run the report. I have it set to Auto open an EXCEL spreadsheet. When the script runs I see that it finds the records but then my EXCEL spreadsheet is empty. Here is the script: Perform Find [Restore] Save Records as Excel["TotalAttendance.xls";Automatically open;Records being browsed] Go to Layout[original layout] Show All Records In the Perform Find [Restore] I have the following coded: Find Records PersonnelRecords::PercentDaysAttended:[<_ .70] That is suppose to be less than and equal to. Did not know how to show it with the keyboard.
  4. So the company I am working for just picked up a huge contract with a cruise line, where we are going to be surveying some of their hardware and other equipment, guess who has two thumbs and is the lucky son of a gun to make the database for this project? This guy! Anyways, I can't really go into detail for legal reasons, but I can explain what I am looking for. I'm wondering if there is a way to export the records from the database in filemaker to an existing Excel spreadsheet, and the biggest reason this is the route I'm trying to go is, I based the solution that I've build thus far on the spreadsheet deliverable that they had given us at the beginning of the bidding process. There are several fields in this deliverable that have the same name, which in Excel is no problem, but we work with Filemaker lol, so there's that. Anyway, so I have about 5-6 different types of fields that share the same name in the spreadsheet that i cannot allow in filemaker, so I cannot just set up an export to create an excel document, or else the client would most likely be very unhappy with the deliverable that they receive. So i want to know if there is any way to throw all of my records into the spreadsheet that they gave us starting at a specific cell for each of the 8 (I think it was 8) worksheets in the file. haha the more I type and am reading what i type, the more impossible I feel like this would be. Thank you to anyone who can offer some help or insight, it is greatly appreciated!
  5. I've got multiple Filemake databases with 4m+ records each. I've created a layout which calculates a summary using a sort, Groups and Counts. This takes 10-15 seconds, which is OK. However, when I try to export this summary report to Excel it appears that Filemaker has to recalculate all the Groups & Counts, but for some reason this takes several hours. The last report took over 4 hours. I can't figure out how I can simply export or copy the summary report that Filemaker creates for the Layout? Please can someone provide assistance because I have another 20 similar reports to do and this will take me days instead of hours
  6. Is there a way to export related records such that you can get all records for each table (let's say 4 related tables - parent to great grand child table) so that each record for each table is shown in the exported excel file. In other words, parent fields will get repeated in one to many child records and parent records with no child will show blanks under the child variables. This seems to work properly only with direct parent and child records but once you get more than one table away, it doesn't seem to hold its hierarchy. Seems there should be an easy way to do this. I've attached a file as an example. Any suggestions? RelatedTablesExport.fmp12.zip
  7. I am using Excel 365 on desktop and FileMaker Pro Advanced 15 with FileMaker Server. I am able to connect to FileMaker from Excel using ODBC to read all records in a table or matching it to a hard coded name. Sample: Select work FROM "Student Time Import" WHERE badgename="Patrick Dollar" What I'd like to do is add a where clause where it selects hours worked based on the date in the Excel spreadsheet. The cell's date is B12 and so on. I know my syntax is wrong, but after several attempts, I haven't been able to solve it. Here is my syntax: Select work FROM "Student Time Import" WHERE badgename="Patrick Dollar" and date = TimeSHeet(Select * FROM[SHRA Temp Timesheet.Range("B12).Value]) Thanks.
  8. Hi I’m new in Filemaker, but I see lot of advantages using this solution. I have two similar excel one is work schedule and next one is order schedule. I would like to have them in FM. My problem Is to build database which keep the visual and functionality of excels WORK SCHEDULE: The main part of this excel (SCHEUDLE) is connecting dates, workers and type of work to do. I would like to keep the visual form of this excel but it should work as a database. Work to do is editable list of work type. At the upfront you can see date, week day and time start of each shift, colors are pointing different line production (usually there are 2 shifts day/night and we have to lines block line and trey line also there are something like work on empting trays ) Below the main part is dictionary to translate contraction ( OL/K is operator of blocking line, W/PUSTE is forklift on empty side etc. ) and some extra info about production. I will translate last sheudle and add hole excel here. Also I did some pivot table to calculate how often my worker work on each post. It is on GRAF ORDER SCHEDULE At this excel we have similar situation. (I need to delete sensitive data I only keep date from the last month MAY 2016). On the left side you have clients which are extra sorted by type of product they take (BLOCKS / BULK / TRAY ). At the upfront we have dates months, days, week number, total weekly production by product, total day production by product. Last row (IV) is total season order for each client. The main cell is fill with amount of product to do. I should be something like popup menu with order details ( amount of product, order specification, transport specification I will edit that later on ) Please help me build such SHEDULES, I can’t figure out how to start ? P.S. SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH ORDER SCHEUDLE.xls WORK SCHEUDLE.xlsx
  9. Good afternoon everyone. I need to open a .xlsx file by pressing a button I have tried with a script, where I establish a variable $ filename = e: \ Works \ Josram \ Presup \ AAVSA \ slopes 345 7 Apr 14.xlsx And using the command "Send DDE Execute" The service name = "c: \ Program Files \ Microsoft Office \ Office16 \ Excel.exe" But when you run it, it just does nothing Can someone tell me that I'm doing wrong? I don't need to import o export a file. I only need, when i click a button Excel runs and open the .xlsx file Thanks in advance regards Pedro
  10. I want to save repeating fields to separate columns in an Excel file. When I use the script step Save as Excel, the repeating fields for each record are all concatenated together in one column. Is there any way to get them to save to different columns? Or do I have to create a layout, with a separate entry on the layout for each of the repeating fields? (A lot of work, but doable if I must!) Sorry, I could't find a category in FMForums for Excel Files, only PDFs.
  11. Hi all. I'm a relative newbie to FileMaker and I'm struggling with a script that, if I pull it off, would make me look REALLY good to my boss. Anyone able to help? I'm trying to perform a find based on a single field ("MARK PCP Info Unknown") for all records with a response of "Yes" I then want to sort those records alphabetically by last name and export the fields I want to an Excel spreadsheet. I am ultimately repeating this process with several other fields and would ideally like to put them all on different sheets of the same Excel file. Not sure if that's possible, but just putting it out there. Here is the Script I have so far, but it keeps saying that no records match my search parameters: Loop Show all Records Go to Layout ["Checklist" (Checklist)] Enter Find Mode [Restore] <------ Specified find: Find Records, Checklist::MARK CP Info Unknown [= "Yes"] Perform Find [] <------ I have tried specifying the same find again here too, but no dice Sort Records [Restore] Export Records [No dialog; "PCP Info Missing 2"; Automatically Open; Unicode (UTF-16)] Enter Browse Mode [] End Loop I'm basically just flying by the seat of my pants here. Am I even on the right track? HALP!
  12. I'm not sure what the best way to do this is.... We have data that is created within an FMP based system. One department would like to be able to regularly export found sets into excel, however since the resulting excel documents are forwarded on to clients they are fairly heavily formatted. There are some breaks and color etc. On the formatted excel sheet the first 30 rows or so are taken up with header type information. I'm not aware of a way to apply substantial excel formatting within FMP. I'm looking for workflow suggestions. Perhaps once records are exported into an excel sheet they could be imported into a blank formatted excel document? I'm not very versed in Excel. Is that even an option? Other suggestions? Thank in advance.
  13. Is there any way to create an Excel download for an IWP connected user? I've thought about have a script that creates a flag and have a client on the server that run periodically and looks for the flag and emails the Excel file to the user. The problem is that the file needs to "Replace" the old file and that doesn't seem to function properly. I get an error message.
  14. I recently imported records from an excel sheet into my filemaker solution. I just noticed that the dates in the excel sheet were entered in this format 1996-04-19 and as a result, all my date calculations are not working. For example, the Age and other functions. Manually changing the date to 4-19-1996 resolves it. Is there a way i can do this without manually going to each record? because there are a lot of records to deal with.. Thanks for your anticipated response
  15. Hi, Am trying to establish if it is possible to output from an FM DB for publishing in InDesign. The process for transferring into InDesign involves converting to a CSV. The DB has pics as refs and text with line breaks. Both of which are causing problems. The line breaks are interpretted as separations and as such they are seen as new fields and the pics aren't displayed, only the filename is recorded in the field. Also one of the text field, that has a large amount of text in it, is just displayed as ######. Any tips on parsing the text so its readable and keeps the line breaks but stays in the same field? Also can pics be embedded and retain their full path details in an Excel save as? Many thanks in advance. N
  16. I’ve used Filemaker as a simple database for years, but now I want to create a simple report. My data is currently in Excel. Attached is a pdf depicting an example of what I hope to accomplish. Can anyone please tell me if Filemaker can accomplish my goals, and if so, how should I proceed? Thanks so much, Anna Concatenations.pdf
  17. Clent needs to split a record so they can easily import it into their payroll system. What I have in a record: (employee ID, time worked, bonus, Job) what they need in two seperate records, lines, or two rows in excel is: (employee ID, time worked, job) and (employee ID, bonus, job) What's a good practice to get this done? either to excel or CSV, or to a different table that can be exported.
  18. I'm trying out Scribe for a project that will involve writing to an Excel template. The template has a 'summary' sheet that will total values from other sheets etc. I need to be able to write formulas to this sheet in order to have it create the summaries, e.g "=SUM(Sheet1!M2:M125)" Scribe can write that text into a cell, but somehow it doesn't get recognised as a formula. I have to click into the cell, move the cursor to the left edge, and hit the backspace, at which point it is recognised. Any ideas on how to remove the need for that last step? Many thanks
  19. Hi All, Sorry if the title is a bit confusing, I wasn't sure how to explain it. Basically I've got a layout that contains a portal to another table. abc0198_cpa_v002 and xyz0570_cpa_v0008 are the link to the other table (linked to the table by the first 6 characters) the problem I have is when I export this I get the following in Excel. I was hoping that the empty fields beneath abc0198_cpa_v002 would be filled with abc0198_cpa_v002. I can get it to work by going to the related table, searching for those records (abc0198 & xyz0570), but I will fall into the same problem when I receive multiple records that relate to the same record in the other table. IE I might receive abc0198_cpa_v002 and abc0198_cpa_v005 etc. I hope this makes sense and thanks in advance for any help.
  20. Hello, we use your plugin Scribe for editing Excel files in our Filemaker solution. Since a few days we get an error message when calling the method "ScribeDocLoad" (see appendix) for newer Excel files. Older Excel files from the beginning of 2018 are not affected. So we wanted to ask if there might be a problem with the error in Scribe. We are currently using: Filemaker Pro Advance version Microsoft Excel 2016 Ver. 16.0.9029.2253 64-bit Scribe version 3.08 In the appendix you will find an Excel file that throws an error message when opening with Scribe. With kind regards Christian Chojnacki Click to choose files Mappe1.xlsx
  21. I have 4 Tables of Sales Records (1 per Store) for the same 1000 products (each sold in the 4 Stores). Table1 (T1) has 30,000 records T2 has 50,000 records T3 has 10,000 records T4 has 10,000 records The fields in the 4 Tables have different names and contain similar “core” content. Tables are added to each month with additional records (imported into FM 14 Pro Advanced from Excel). Unfortunately the same Products are named slightly differently in each of the 4 tables. Each store / table has a (text) Product-ID but (for the same product) it is different per store. I do want to rectify this “naming problem” (perhaps in a Table #5?) so I can produce a report showing sales for each of the 1000 products across all 4 stores (grouped by date etc.) I’m not sure how to structure/carry-out this in Filemaker most effectively. Any ideas? Ultimately, when the data is clean, I want to upload ALL the records (e.g. 100,000 records) in one export into one Excel spreadsheet so I can run a Pivot Table (Cross-Tab) report. Do I need to combine the 4 Tables into 1 Master Table before doing an Export on the Master Table? If so, how would I do this? Thanks for any ideas about this?
  22. Hey Guys, Just a quick one, I have a large report that groups products together via Style, and has totals at the bottom in the green section (I realise they arent totalling but thats not my issue) My issue is, that when I export as a spreadsheet, my products stay grouped by Style, but I cannot for the life of me get the totals to stay underneath the columns of each group! Any help or advice would be appreciated, I just want it so that its in the format below with the group of products, then the totals beneath.
  23. I am trying to export a found set in an Excel format (.xls). Sounds simple enough, but once I get through the dialogue boxes setting a destination file, I get an error that says, "This operation requires Rosetta, which is not available on this version of OSX." I am using Lion 10.7.3. Does 'export records' to excel really not work with Lion? It seems crazy. Has anyone had this problem, and does anyone know a workaround? Reinstalling the software did not fix the problem. Any thoughts are appreciated!
  24. I'm setting up an excel file for import to "update matching records in found set" records and selected the option to "add remaining data as new records." My match field is the sys_id. What I"m finding is filemaker won't add the remaining data as new records unless there's a value in the sys_id match field. Normally, that field is set to auto-enter a serial number in sequence. I would prefer not to create a sys_id value in the excel in case someone has created the same one from within filemaker. Any reason Filemaker is requiring data in the match field to create a new record with the remaining data? Thanks for any help and advice. -Mo
  25. Hello, I have a small problem before importing an Excel file in Filemaker As I run a macro on Windows all goes well the work is done corectement to use the file to import into Filemaker But on Mac that does not work I tried with several Excel and of course Windows Excel for Mac I think this is the path for the error message, this is the way: sPath = "C: \ input \" Thank you
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