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  1. I have a field on a layout that I have configured to display the Last names of personnel in my "Personnel" table. I'd like to find a way to make the dropdown menu only display personnel in a certain department. The Personnel table has a Department field already. I'd like to have it actually filter it before it's displayed, rather than validate the entry and give an error if the personnel is in the wrong department. Tagouts Copy 1.fp7.zip
  2. I'm using a global field to filter a portal so that each user can set the global field and view different sets of records simultaniously. The problem I am having is that if any user clicks into any field, it is locking all records for all other users. I came across these threads that I think are related to my problem: http://fmforums.com/forum/topic/57413-relation-graph-cardinality-question/ http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/96fc4993b8 I think it may have something to do with having a global field on the RHS of the relationship. Has anyone else experienced this? Everythi
  3. Totally not sure if I've put this thread in the right topic category, as I'm not even sure how to go about this. First, I'd like to be very clear on the fact that, if possible, this will be done without scripting. I'm hoping for some kind of calculation. IDK. Anyway, I'm trying to copy or Calc one field from an older record to its newest match (using BatchNum field to match). The two fields are different fields (FormNum is the ID number field) (RefID is the the reference field for FormNum ). RefID would allow the user to find the last time the same arrangement of data (FormNum being its ID num
  4. Hi gurus, I am sure I’m missing something simple, but for the life of me I can’t figure this out. I have a database with tickets. What I want is when a new ticket is created I want to see a popover (see attached) then I want the user to type in the top box and as they type I want to filter the list below (a portal) and once they client is shown they would select it and a ticker is created for the client. I sound a script and modified to fit my needs but can’t get it to work. Can someone stretch a helping hand? BTW the filtering is working but its not reflecting in the popover its
  5. Hi, I hope that someone on this community is able to assist me in a rather complex dynamical filtering of portals... I am working on a pretty complex CRM based on this demo for dynamical filtering of portals by Sara Severson: http://www.soliantconsulting.com/blog/2013/03/dynamically-filtering-filtered-portals But I have an issue when trying to dynamically filter the portal based on several relationships, that someone here maybe can answer... This is my situation: Filemaker file A (the CRM) contains a portal which I filter. The portal show posts from file B (Contact database) wit
  6. Hi All, I am developing a system to produce, among other things, Quotations and Job Cards in a mixed FMP and iOS environment. One to the problems was the lack of support for autocomplete of drop down lists in iOS which I have tried to get round, with the help of this community, by using a filter from a cartesian join relationship. I now find that when more than one person is creating a quote on a mobile device from the hosted file that you may end up with other peoples input in your QuoteItems table for the quote you were creating. Can any one tell me how to change the relationship ,(design),
  7. Hi All, I am trying to filter a portal using case to display records matching only one condition (the first it match going down), but it looks like the filter is taking into consideration all the options and displaying related records that match any of the conditions. EG: Case ( newA = oldA ; 1 ; newB = oldB ; 1 ; newC = oldC ; 1 ; newD = oldD ; 1 ; 0) I thought the filter would work by only showing me the records that matched the first matched condition, but instead it's showing records that match any of the conditions. EG: if I had a record that
  8. Hi all I have a personnel portal (looks up values from the 'personnel table'). When I click a row then the associated personnel_ID is put in to a personnel_IDF field in a new record of a different table (Case_personnel). This second table is also displayed in a portal. No changes have been made to the 'personnel' table. How can I get the personnel portal to exclude records where the personnel_ID matches the personnel_IDF field in the Cases_personnel table?
  9. So I'm fresh & new to FileMaker but am fairly savvy with MS Access. Struggling to setup a form/report that can display some fields by a drop-down calender (date range). • Currently I've got a small portal setup on my home page that I can select the date (already made a field that generalizes the month/year) from although ideally I want the selection to stem from the drop-down calendar range, and below it I'm initially wanting to see a total amount of "shop tickets" within that given date range. Following the completion of this, I aim to try to figure out how to add more filters so th
  10. So I have two tables. I'm going to be very specific and use very general terms to make sure there isn't any confusion, so thanks ahead of time for bearing with me since this description might seem a bit monotonous. Table A Name_fk Item Number | Table B Name_pk Team I put a relationship between Name_fk and Name_pk. Name_pk is a list of names and what team they are. Name_pk is filled with entirely unique values, so you know John Smith is on Team Blue there is only one record with "John Smith" in the Name_pk field and that record has "Team Blue" in the Team field. Now Ta
  11. Hi all Since upgrading to FM14 we've experienced crashing (errors 1000 and 1026 in the error log). I thought perhaps it was to do with version 14 or .net or my scriptmaster plugin. However it appears to be to do with a filter that I had in place for a portal. It was probably just a coincidence that I had so many records that it was referring to by the time I did the FM14 upgrade. I can probably do without the portal altogether really, but was just curious as to what the problem might have been. The filter formula was: Cases Closed::Closed_TimeStamp > (Get(CurrentDate) -
  12. Hi all.. Can a portal be filtered to a certain number of records it can display.. For example, I have a portal that shows my contacts (100).. I want to filter the portal to show only max of 10.. I have tried removing the scroll bar and limiting portal records to 10 via the portal settings, but I still have the feeling that filemaker actually served all 100 records just that I am being able to see 10.. Reason for my question : I have read that to enhance performance issues and fast loading of data especially via 3G networks, it is advisable to limit the records been served.
  13. I am filtering a portal where one method works and other other does not. WORKS Case ( IsEmpty ( table::globalTextField ) ; db_payment::id > 0 ; PatternCount ( table::globalTextField ; "/" ) > 1 ; db_payment::date = GetAsDate ( table::globalTextField ) ; db_payment::invoice = table::globalTextField or PatternCount ( db_payment::reference ; table::globalTextField ) > 0 ) DOES NOT WORK line 1 and 2 of case work but not line 3 Let ( [ txt = GetAsText ( table::globalTextField ) ; num = GetAsNumber ( table::globalTextField ) ; dte = GetAsDate ( txt ) ; dt
  14. Good morning, I have a table with Jobs and each job is related to a specific year. I would like to have a Drop down list in my Jobs layout that would filter all the jobs for the specfic year. I have tried to use Value lists and read the year data from a table. Both options and due to the fact that I have to select a Jobs table related field to use the Dropdown invalidates my attempts. I would like to have a dropdown list that does not store anything and it just serves as a trigger to filter data. Is this possible? If so, how? Thank you for your time in advance. Nuno Neto
  15. I've got some strange behaviour on portals which are used to regularly display data from different years. Each record of data on the child table has a group number, a date, a year (derived from the date field) and a value and of course an FK_ID back to the parent. There are multiple records per group. In order to sum these up and use them for further maths and place them on the parent records, I summarise by group and then calculate a GetSummary, breaking by the year field. At this point I will add this has worked perfectly for me up to now. Recently, a need arose to be a bit smart with t
  16. Hi there, In FM13, I have a layout with about 10000 records, i would like to create another layout/duplicate and display only specific records of the 10000 records already existing on the main/old layout, i have a drop down field that defines the category of the records(e.g, Employee, Ex Employee, Accommodation, Embassy, Car Hire etc) - is this possible, by relationship definition or any other way, how?
  17. Hello All, I have a parent table with a related table that holds records with 2 fields - a field holding either "S" (Strengths) or "W" (Weaknesses) and a comment field. For report printing purposes, I'd like to combine the comment field of all related portal records in a combine_field in the parent table - but only if the record is a Strength. Could you please advise if I need to script the combining similar to this http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2403/kw/combining records but with an additional check on the S/W field... or is there a more efficient solution whereby I can
  18. Having a difficult time getting $$Event_Filter to work. My event table has id_event_type. I have a global field that filters an event list by this value. Any help incorporating $$Event_Filter? I even tried hard-coding the $$Event_Filter by setting it to "id_event_type = "1F7CED2C-D153-45FC-AFD5-DA796FAF4F28" and still just ?s. Here is what I see in the data viewer: SELECT "event_description", "EzCal_Text_Color", '', "start_time", "end_time" FROM "event" WHERE ( ( NUMVAL ( "start_date" ) = [[DATE]] ) OR ( ( NUMVAL ( "start_date" ) < [[DATE]] ) AND ( NUMVAL ( "thru_date" )
  19. To begin, I have about 100,000 records (and growing) in a "Parent" table. Each Parent will have at least one "Child" (usually about 2 or 3, but can be 5 or 6). Each Child has a "Quantity" calculation field {sum( in - out)} which is related to the "Transactions" table.  I'm trying to filter a table (in list view) of the "Product" aka. parent to show only products that have any "Inventory" items aka. child that have quantity > 0.  I'm able to generate the results, my problem is the speed at which it calculates  For instance, "Prod A" might have three children: A_1, with qty 1 A_
  20. I currently have a portal showing all invoices attributed to a given client. At the moment, I use the following portal filter calculation to filter based on the 'Amount due' balance (i.e. invoice status) for each invoice (using a drop-down list Client::InvoiceFilter, on the layout); Client::InvoiceFilter = "Show All" or Client::InvoiceFilter = "Show Paid" and Invoice::Amount Due = 0 and not IsEmpty (Invoice::_pk_InvoiceID) or Client::InvoiceFilter = "Show Unpaid" and Invoice::Amount Due < 0 and not IsEmpty (Invoice::_pk_InvoiceID) or Client::InvoiceFilter = "Show In Credit" and Invoic
  21. Dear All, I am designing a database for my workshop. The system lets users generate LPO Master (Table) with LPO Lines (Table linked to LPOs). An LPO Master can have many LPO Lines. LPO Lines have quantity values of spares ordered (LPOQtyOrdered). After an LPO Master is made, goods ordered, goods received, a Goods Received Note (GRN is made). This is stores in a GRN Master (Table) with Bin Card Lines (Table linked to GRN Master for Stock in, Table linked to Req for Stock Out). You can order 10 bolts, receive 9 bolts today and 1 bolt tomorrow. So you can make 2 GRN M
  22. I am working with INT and MOD functions to generate receipts. For example an amount splitted into 5 receipts. The first 4 have the highest integer and the 5th has the remainder. What I would like to accomplish is to show through a portal a calculation field with the result. I have made a sample file to explain my idea. As always, thank you very much for your help. NumberOfReceipts.zip
  23. Hi, I have a solution that I have received much needed help from by FMForum members and part of the solution is to filter a portal from a long list (1000 records). the application is to be used on an iPad and the filter doesn't behave very well in FMGo with the keyboard popping up and a dialogue asking me if I want to discontinue the script...I did a search and nothing came up. Is it just intuitively obvious to experts (not me for sure) that you simply don't filter portals for fields that will be used in FMGo? If so, what do you do? I'm filtering a list to select the item for use in another ta
  24. I have a table of 200 clients related to a table of each client's visits. The visit table has the date of the visit plus other fields not involved here. These monthly visits numbering 1000 range across all visit records from 2003 through 2013. I put the visits in a portal on the client layout. It all works fine. What I'd like to do is show only those records that have visited recently. The business rule is: If the client hasn't visited since Jan 2008, he's abandoned us and is not longer interested. Of course I'd not delete those abandoned cases but I want FM 11 to show me only those records
  25. Looking for a hero. I have searched for an answer to this online and if one already exists, please point me to it. Otherwise, I'm hoping there's a FMrock star out there capable of identifying what I'm doing wrong. Am trying to create three levels for conditional value lists to identify the location of assets. Consider this a library inventory sytsem that tracks: multiple locations where items are held, multiple aisles within each location, and multiple shelves on each aisle. The goal is to enable users to enter an asset record and select from a value list of LOCATIONS. That's a straightfor
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