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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 the moment but would like information to be displayed in FM specific to boats length and width for each customer after entering that data: Jobs::BoatWidth and Jobs::BoatLength. Cost of each tin is £26.32. Hope I haven't left anything out and thanks in advance.
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.
I am still very amateur on Filemaker so i hope my question does make any sense.
I am trying to write a script that would basically import order information from an email and convert it, first in a new account (if the customer does not exist) and later create a Sale Order. So far, I have managed to do that, but the problem i find is when trying to convert the sale order into an invoice. Since this order comes from our webshop when we receive the email means it is paid, so my aim is that when creating the invoice from the Sale order, this would be marked as paid and set the amount due to zero.
This would sound a very easy task, but since our solution incorporates a payments module to manage the payment of an invoice, when i try to incorporate the payment entry within my script, there is when all the trouble starts. For some reason, it gets lost in its way when runnig the script and returns a partial payment all the time. The weirdest thing is thet if I run the script on debug mode, then all works perfectly, so my guess is that the issue may be related to the speed of the script.
So, is there any recomendation as for where to put a pause script step so the script will work also when run automatically?
I have tried every possible combination of long script, shorter with other scripts inside, perform script on server... and all the time something is wrong ;(
Thanks a lot for any insight thst would help us move forward, since we have been trying to solve this for a week already.
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?
Thank you for any help that can be provided.
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