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For this Coaches’ Corner tip, Kristian Olsen demos a simple technique for creating a popup menu in which you can make multiple selections. Very useful!
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FileMaker Coaches' Corner - Tip 4 - Editable Popup Menu - Custom Function
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I am attempting to use the following script in a Database:
Set Variable [$supplierCount; Value: ValueCount ( List ( Suppliers::UUID ) )] Set Variable [$month; Value: MonthName ( Get ( CurrentDate ) )] Set Variable [$suppliers; Value: List ( Suppliers::UUID )] Loop Set Variable [$i; Value: $i+1] Exit Loop If [$i > $supplierCount] New Record/Request Set Field [Month::Month; $month] Set Field [Month::fk_Supplier; GetValue ($suppliers ; $i )] End Loop
When I run it, however, it creates zero New Records within my "Month" database.
I'm not sure what the issue is. My only hunch is that the List function isn't properly creating a List of the "Suppliers::UUID" field, and is causing the ValueCount taken of it to return 0.
Please let me know of any additional information I can provide, and thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer!
I would like to have new field entries automatically be added to the value list for the same field. I tried searching but wasn't able to find any references to this. Apologies if it has been previously addressed and appreciate any advice. Thanks.
I have stumbled upon a strange bug in one of my Databases concerning a value list.
We have a table containing part numbers, which is related to a table containing "revisions" for the part numbers, which is related to a table of inspections for the "revisions".
On a layout of the Inspections table, I have a value list. This value list selects the UUID of the revision, but displays the Part Number for the user.
This has worked perfectly for several months. However, this morning one of my users discovered that he was unable to located "0000194" from this list. At first I thought maybe the UUID's somewhere along the line had become disconnected from their respective foreign keys on related tables. This was not the case. I then tried deleting and remaking the value list. This did not solve my problem. Then I figured if I deleted and rebuilt everything related to 0000194 that would fix it. This was not the case either. As a last ditch effort I restarted our FileMaker server, to no such luck.
So then I began playing around with various aspects of 0000194. First I changed the company name, but it still didn't show up on the value list. Then I changed the part number to "TESTPART", and it showed up perfectly. So I tried "0194" and that showed up. Same for "00194" and "000194", but as soon as I add a fourth zero making it 0000194, it disappears from my value list. I'm 95% sure that this part number used to show up on the value list just fine, as we've already done inspections using this part number. So I'm thinking this bug has something to do with the leading zeros. I'm unsure of how to debug this or if there's any workarounds for this issue.
Let me know if I need to supply any more information.
Thank you in advance for any help you all can offer!
[SOLUTION] At some point one of our scripts was run by a user without full permissions. The script added part number "0000194" to another customer, which I never noticed. Since Value Lists are indexed, it was not showing "0000194" because it was not a unique value. Deleting the second occurrence of "0000194" cleared my problem up.
FileMaker 16 introduced a collection of built-in functions for manipulating data serialized as JSON. This makes it easier for FileMaker applications to interact with many web services. This will also make JSON the de facto standard format for scripts within FileMaker to pass parameters and results to each other, improving code sharing within the FileMaker community.
JSON does not have a broad palette of scalar data types to choose from: text, number, boolean, and null. Even with those, FileMaker's JSONGetElement function always returns a text result, even when the serialized JSON value is a number or boolean. So I made a handful of custom functions and scripts for sending and receiving typed data with JSON.
The module is hosted on GitHub, or you can download it directly.
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