I am in the process of connecting an existing FileMaker database to a SQL server that is behind a web interface. I wanted to know if there is a way to send a command from the web interface to kick off a sync.
For example, a user opens a record on the web, makes some changes, hits a save button.
How do I get that "Save" to trigger a sync?
And can I get it to sync that single record or do I need it to sync all records that have changed?
Thanks in advance,
By Eli Walker
I'm trying to use execute sql to populate a field with the sum of all the values in a field of related records. All I get is a ? so obviously something is wrong with my syntax but I cannot figure it out. Any help much appreciated! This calculation is occurring within the 'Collections' table.
Let ( [
query = "
FROM \"Straws_for.entry\" AS S
JOIN \"Animals.to.Collections_join\" AS A
ON \"S.fk_a.to.c.join\" = \"A.pk_join\"
WHERE \"A.fk_collection\" = ? " ;
collection = Collections::pk_collection ;
result = ExecuteSQL ( query ; "" ; "" ; collection)
] ; result )
Also, after some reading on similar threads I see people suggest not using this function in a calc. field... if there's any better way of doing it I'd love to hear it. Thanks for the help, really appreciate it.
I'm trying to export my filemaker records to my external sql database via the execute sql script step but am getting a number of errors.
I can see my external ODBC source and can generally write to it (I can go to the respective layout and click 'new record'). My query basically as follows:
"INSERT INTO dbo.Log ( dbo.Log.log_id, dbo.Log.log_case_idf, dbo.Log.Labour_TOTALS_Labour_Cost, dbo.Log.Labour_TOTALS_Item_Sale) SELECT Log_Log.log_id, Log_Log.log_case_idf, Log_Log.Labour_TOTALS_Labour_Cost, Log_Log.Labour_TOTALS_Item_Sale, FROM Log WHERE Log_Log.Log_Type = '2'" My first question is: is it even possible to export to an odbc source with a 'insert INTO SELECT' query?
I've been working with SQL databases for about 12 years now, and have stumbled across this monstrosity in a new position - and I really don't get the translation between Filemaker and SQL.
This should work according to the documentation:
ExecuteSQL ( " SELECT Customer_EVENT::Inv_dollars ) FROM Customer_Event WHERE Customer_EVENT::FlagReview = \" " ; "" ; "" )
...or something. I really can't even get a simple SQL Statement just pulling anything more than 1 field to work. Is there a reference out there (not Filemaker or FM14 Bible) that actually explains in detail WHY FQL statements are made the way they are and how each piece interacts?
I'm not sure I can do this with a calculation, but it's entirely possible. I'm just trying to get a SUM on a certain set of records to display SOMEWHERE in a layout. The fields are from a related table, but have nothing to do with the related records. It's just a way to SUM the objects in a portal by "filtering" the amount.
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