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  1. I'm a botanist, and the tables I am working with are for tracking botanical garden collections. The data represents plants in the garden, and the plants are tagged and show up in the database. The tables I am working with were created in FMP 7, and I'd like to open them up in FMP 11 (or later.) The system hasn't been used in years, but still has valuable information. One of the tables is giving me problems using the FMP convert and recover commands. These tables are all inter-related. The main table is the Accessions table, which contains records for all of one kind of plant, from the same source, received on the same date. It is basically a museum standard. The other tables are related to each other through this one main table. The Species table is related to the locations table through the Accessions table. (i.e. table A relates to table C through the table B, the intermediary) From the Locations table, we can't see the the species information unless the accessions table is present. When issuing the open command on the main table to convert the database to FMP 11, I get the message: "Accessions.fmp7" is damaged and cannot be opened. Use the Recover command to recover this file. When using the Recover command from v. 11, I get another message: WARNING: problems were detected while recovering the database. Please review the Recover.log file to see where problems were found and their severity. The recovered file should NOT be used going forward; copy only the most recent work from it into a backup copy of the original file. Recovery results: File blocks: scanned and rebuilt 563 blocks, dropped 214 invalid data blocks. Schema: scanned fields and tables, 1 items modified Structure: scanned; 1 items modified Field indexes: rebuilt Opening the recovered database, there are only three records present. There should be hundreds. So obviously I am looking on how to wrangle this database open. I've attached the log file here, as well as the database structure map. The other files have converted just fine. But since the main table won't open, we are kind of stuck. I can share the files with you through Dropbox or whatever, if needed. Please let me know any thoughts you have, either basic or advanced. And ask for any clarifications or additional questions. :-) Thanks! -Tony Recover.log
  2. A button-attached script will perform error checking for field entries and then commit the record. I do NOT want a user to be able to commit a record by clicking outside a field, thereby avoiding using the button. Is it possible to disable this default Filemaker7 feature?
  3. Hello, All! I am an aspiring developer for Filemaker. The company I work with is stuck in the past working off of Filemaker Pro 4.1 I was given the task of bringing us up to Filemaker Pro/Server 13. So far my conversion prototypes are successful but we recently had a layout issue that can only be fixed in versions 3-6 (as the file is an .fp3) I work off of a macbook while our network is all Windows 7. In order for me to repair the layouts without tampering our active database, I decided the best option is to repair a copy of our solutions off the network. Unfortunately, when I go to download the trial version of Filemaker Pro 6 off of the respected website, the file is corrupt! I've tried multiple times, with different extraction apps and in different directories. My question is; Does anyone know a place where I could obtain version 6 (or better yet, 4.0) for an OSX computer? I've looked everywhere! Thank you for your time, Tumma K.
  4. I'm hoping my question can have a happy ending. In the mid-90's, I purchased Filemaker 3. When Filemaker 5.5 Pro was released, I bought the update CD, which requires the user to either have FM 3 installed or to have the installation CD for FM 3. I've used it all these years, most recently with Windows XP Pro, and it has worked just fine. The databases I began with were long ago converted to FM Pro 5.5 databases. I'm still using FM Pro 5.5 on a laptop with WinXP Pro, but in 2013, I purchased a PC with Windows 8. I haven't been able to install FM 3 on it, therefore can't install FM Pro 5.5. I am retired and rarely use Filemaker, but I have a few Filemaker databases I'd like to add to my Win 8 machine. I don't feel it's worth upgrading FM for the sake of using a couple of databases. Has anyone else run into this situation and/or have a (possible) solution? Is there perhaps any other software that can read FM 5.5 databases? Thanks in advance for your help.
  5. I am using a custom filemaker solution for medical office billing written with fp5 running on a mac with snow leopard. In addition, I have a patient management db (which I wrote) that is linked through pt. ID number to the billing program allowing transfer of some demographic information (name, DOB, etc). Other than being limited by hardware restrictions, the billing program serves our needs for now and upgrading to fp12 will take some time (and money). In the meantime, I am upgrading my pt. management program to fp13 and would like to move new patient demographic information from the billing program ( fp5 running on snow leopard through Parallels) and the new pt management program ( fp13 running on OS X 10.9) on the same mac. Ideally, demographic information would be entered once into fp5 and then a scipt would make the data available for fp13. Any ideas on how to make this work?
  6. Hi, can anyone tell me why my on-line database might have stopped allowing me to delete records? All of my access privileges and passwords are correct. thanks!
  7. Hi, I still use filemaker 5.5 and am very happy with it and don't want to upgrade. Does anyone still host filemaker 5.5? Thanks!
  8. Hello, I'm seeking the updater to FMP Developer 6.0v4 on windows platform. Download from FM is no longer available Does anyone still have it? Thanks in advance! Erwin EDIT: "OK, we found it back on an old backup system."
  9. Suddenly, after several years of use, FMP 6 won't open. (this happened on two not-connected computers). I get an error message "The feature you are trying to use is on a CD ROM or other disk not available. Insert FMP 6 disk" When I insert the original disk, it still doesn't work. When I uninstalled and reinstalled the program, it still doesn't work. I also notice that there is no filemaker pro.exe file in the Filemaker Pro 6 directory. There are FM subdirectories and many .dll files, but no .exe Any ideas? And, if this is a dead end, what steps can I take to get my data? 1) would the data import with a newer version of FM? I would rather not purchase 13. maybe a discounted 7 or 9 found on ebay? 2) Is there any other program I could use just to import my data? My database is a very simple address book? Thanks for any advice.
  10. Hello everyone. I'm coming back to FM after few years I haven't used it so I'm a bit rusty. I have the 3 tables below: System Department Owner Department and Owner have a relation on the name so I have a conditional value list that allows me to filter the possible owners of a system based on the selected department. Now a system can be used in more departments so the System table I have updated the DepartmentName field to accept multiple repetitions (3) and I have updated the layout accordingly to show repetition 1 through 3. Unfortunately now the conditional value list doesn't work. I would like to display in the list all the owners related to the selected departments. For instance, supposing I have the following relationships Departement1 ==> OwnerA Departement1 ==> OwnerB Departement2 ==> OwnerC Departement3 ==> OwnerD When I select as department Department1 and Department3, the list should contain OwnerA OwnerB OwnerD How can I achieve so? Thanks and have a nice day.
  11. Hello All! I have a hugh problem. Today it works fine on my XP SP3 but the day I have to change computer I have to change platform from XP to 7 or 8. I have a huge number of registers working together so its no option to migrate those to FP7 format or re-write for FP7 as it would take to long time. Today I work with Shubeck Pdf plug-in which combine several pdfs within my script and put out an email with the pdf as attachment. It works great with ghostscript version 8.5. I have borrough a computer with Windows 7/64 Bit for testing purposes. I found ghostscript 9.01 for windows 7/32 and installed it. Seems to be OK. I then installed Schubeck plug-in but under installation I got an Error-messeage with a lot of 0 and 705 at the end and it tells me that it couldnt found the printer drivers (which must be the ghostscript?). With a lot of work I can re-write my pdf-printing scripts if some other multi page pdf-printer for FM5 is avaible and works on W7/64. I hope some of you have some ideas which can help me and maybe have a plugin to sell. -Per
  12. Hello, I lost my Filemaker Pro 3 CD, but it is still running under Windows XP. Now I want to change to Windows 7. I have an Filemaker Pro 5 Upgrade licence but I still need a CD for Filemaker Pro of a previous version, which I can also install under Windows 7. Does somebody know if it is possible to install FM 2-4.1 under Win 7 and where to buy it? Thanks!
  13. I know, why would anyone be using FM 5.5! I have a client that uses FM Server 5.5 and FMP 5.5. They somehow have the access privileges configured to the layout and field level with no groups. This setup also has standard users (by their shared password) set to not be able to edit records in the Access Privileges Dialog, yet they can create new records and edit the new record. I had to add some new fields for them to use. The standard users cannot edit these new fields. They can edit the already existing fields. WTH? I need to have it so a standard user can only edit a new record that they just created but also be able to edit the new fields I just added to the database. They can edit the new fields if I put a checkmark in Edit Records in the Access Privileges Dialog, but then they can also edit records made in the past and the client does not want this but wants them to only be able to edit a new record they just created. This makes no sense to me. Can anyone help? Dave
  14. Hi guys -- I've FM 5.5v1 running on Mac OS 10.6.8. On one of the databases, everytime I created a new field FM would automatically enter it on the Table view but some weeks ago it stopped doing it. The database is around 90 fields so it's not too large. Does anybody know why and how to fix it? Best!
  15. I have 6 golfers per team and I want the 4 lowest scores from each team to be a total team score, but I don't want to click any buttons, just enter each players hole scores and once the total 9 hole score is calculated for all six golfers it ranks them. I understand that there may be scores with the same value (40,36,40,42,52,43) end result (36,40,40,42= 158).
  16. Hi all! Does anyone of you run FM 5 on Windows 7 or 8? Do you have plugins from Schubeck pdf? Does it work? -Per
  17. Hi, I am trying to figure out a way I can have the user insert text based on choosing an option from a drop down list. I have a bunch of different "template" texts, to be used based on a situation... i can't figure out how to script it. vandy
  18. Hi there, I'm currently developing an ongoing solution where I have used decimal times. ie. 1.5 = 1hr 30mins, 3.75 = 3:45 etc. The reason I used decimal was clear to me at the time but now I would like to dispay the resulting calculation in "proper" time format. I could probably nut it out using some convoluted method but was hoping that someone has a more elegant solution. Cheers, Steve.
  19. I have a couple of errors on the server and I am new to Filemaker. Below are three errors that have reported in the event viewer, application logs. 1. File "Promissory Note.FP5" could not be opened: either allow FileMaker Server to host Single-User files or set the file to Multi-User in FileMaker Pro. 2. File "Receipts.fp5" could not be opened: maximum number of files already opened. 3. File "Credit Card Charges.FP5" could not be opened: a database with that name (or the same initial 31 characters) is already open; please rename one of the files. The only one that I could find information about was #3, and it was more than 1 file that I had to rename it was like 20. I just added a 1 to the end of the file name in the databaseBackup folder and those problems seemed to correct themselves (after I did a stop and start of the Filemaker Server service). Not sure on #1 and #2. Any advice on how to resolve these issues are greatly appreciated twells@uca.edu
  20. I'm very newb when it comes to filemaker pro 7 but it is a beast i have inhereted. Here is all i want to do, i want to rename the usernames i have in pro 7 to a different name structure (currently it's lastname first initial and i want to change it to first initial lastname). As soon as i do that i no longer see the info for that user? Any help is greatly appreciaited. Koury
  21. Hi. I'm new to the forum, and could really do with some help. I've made a Job Book FMP file. And got it all completed and ready to roll. Put a user and pass on it so it's secure. And completely forgotten the login details. Before I get flamed for being stupid, or accused of stealing the file, please save your breath! My name is Aran Jackson, I work for Gavin Willis Art Direction LTD. Northampton UK. The file doesn't contain anything apart from a few test fields. Happy to supply the file if anyone can help with this... please do! (File attached) (My boss is going to kill me if I don't sort it today) Thanks in advance Job Book.fp7.zip
  22. Is there anyway that I can freeze a column like in Excel in a filemaker database? I have a DB with names that are the first Field column and I want to freeze the pane so when I scroll waaaay over to the right they'll travel with me
  23. I have a data base that I am keeping track of speeches each event creates a new record and I have it tied to a contact ID I just want a summary field listing all the talks this person gave with a comma between them......... I do not want to do a report layout just a calculation field listing the talks a person would be giving. Thanks in advance..
  24. I'm trying to create a button that lists all client records where their birthday is due within x days. I.E. Press the button and there appears a list of clients who's birthdays fall within the next 30 days. I'm sure it's been done a hundred times, but the method has changed in FM7 and I'm stuck. I would appreciate any help from you gurus out there!
  25. Hello, I wanted to know what is the simplest way (if a way even exists) to send a filemaker page to someone through email and have them fill out missing forms remotely. After a cursory search, I see that there are several email pluggins for Filemaker, but I have little knowledge of the program, let alone with it's pluggins, and I don't know which ones (if any) could help me accomplish this. As a backup, is there a plugin that will let me send out a filemaker page to someone through email, have them fill it out, and send it back to me through email so that I can manually update fields? The important part is that I can send someone a page with some empty forms, and some filled forms (ones that i have data in already) that they can fill out the empty forms and get that information back to me as easily as possible (preferably without having to have them save it and attach it to an emai). other information: I am using Filemaker 7 Pro I am using Win XP, although the guy I am researching this for may be using Vista or Win 7. A multi-os solution is preferable. The database is pretty simple - it's a page with a few dozen entries, all of them are text-entry. Once again, my experience with filemaker is very poor. I know how to use it about as well as I'd be able to use Excel. I don't think the database is being shared at all at the moment, and the firewall for our building (and it's accompanying code against local servers) would probably prevent me from hosting it locally. Is there some remote server i could use to host it?
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