Is it possible to use AppleScript to open the Script Workplace, select a particular script and even scroll to a particular line?
I looked through several AppleScript sources (there are not so many...) as well as the Dictionary of FIleMaker Pro Advanced 15, but all examples seem to deal with using the database (i.e. finding and manipulating records), not authoring.
Why would be handy? I have an authoring database where I can store the scripts and scriptsteps of a solution. These are converted from FIlemaker XML using the MBS plugin, not that complicated. Then it's possible to select the scriptsteps that need attention. But locating these scripts in the original solution is quite time consuming, so an AppleScript would save me tons of time.
I assist with a FMP 11 database that manages projects and related data, about 10,000 projects currently.
I setup a new tool that tracks a ADL requirement with a simple YES/NO drop down value list. Users choose if the project requires ADL tracking by selecting YES/NO, and we have a layout that lists all 10,000 projects with the ADL requirement that shows YES, NO or empty value. This layout also shows lots of other project records that are searchable without error.
I am trying to perform a Find on this layout to display all values with YES selected, or NO selected. The appropriate relationship is setup on the graph so my list shows all 10,000 projects, and other records that are searchable, but my YES/NO value list gives me a "No records match the find criteria." Before I write a script with a button I am testing the find function steps first, and I keep getting the same error.
I open the layout, click show all (10,000) records.
I click Find then click the ADL Requirement and click either YES or NO.
I click Perform Find and get the No records match this criteria error.
This seems to be a very simple operation, to search records in the database, and for the life of me I cannot find why it isn't working!!
Any help is much appreciated, thanks in advance!
By Tony Morosco
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. :-)
By Gently Does It
I am working in a biology lab and have developed several basic databases using filemaker 11 to help the lab organise their stocks of chemicals and so on. We have a fairly onerous excel sheet that we have to fill out for registering certain new reagents we make with the regulatory authorities and as these are a pain to use, they are not filled out regularly enough. I would like to simplify this for everyone by making a filemaker form/database that will automatically fill out as much detail as possible.
The data in question is that when we clone a piece of DNA we need to insert this into several different DNA vectors that are used for different things. Whenever this one particular piece of DNA is inserted into a new vector it must be registered, so for one piece of DNA there may be , lets say 6 individual entries in the database, all saying more or less similar things, but just having different target vectors. I hope this isn’t already sounding to weird.
I have a plan that I will have a ‘home screen’ with a field for entering the name of the DNA and then some tick boxes for each of the common target vectors. What I would like is that all my colleagues will need to do is tick the boxes for the vectors they want to clone the DNA into and filemaker will then automatically populate a new entry for each of the vectors specifically for the new DNA they have cloned. As I have some basic experience, but am admittedly very limited in my scripting knowledge, I am unsure as to how best to do this. Would it be best to have a button next to each of the vectors instead of a tick box that would run a script that would take the name of the DNA in the field and then make a new entry based on the associated vector? If so can anyone suggest how this would be best organised. I am guessing I only need a single table with two layouts, one for the home screen and one for viewing all the entries.
I’m sorry if this seems a bit convoluted.
Thanks for any help.
By James WHL
A client of mine has an Windows 2008 Server which runs an SQL Server.
Because he doesn't have another machine and (Due To some reason, my client do not wish to mess with current SQL database structure),
so I will like to ins tall FM 11 runtime onto the same machine,
The runtime solution is to schedule login to SQL server to perform importing / filtering and exporting data report.
My question is :...
Has someone ever done this and can it be done?
Possible for FM to login onto same machine to access SQL DB ? Thanks!