By Russell Watson
maybe this is a place we can pass Feedback to you about Carafe.FM?
Improvement: UX confusing when search finds nothing
I'm still goggling at Carafe ... and loving every minute of it! In general fantastic job on the UX of the whole app! Congrats!
One thing is confusing ... when you search for something and nothing is found there is no feedback ... I then made the mistake of thinking the two little arrows to the right of the search box are for navigating the search term ... but clicking them doesn't work ... and then I realised, that they are for sorting ...
Solution idea: Visual feedback
It would be great if there was some kind of visual feedback to let you know that nothing has been found.
Maybe a (very) quick and dirty fix could simply be a conditional format on the search box -> goes red when error 401 is active. (See image)
P.S. Have you considered hosting the Carafe.FM FileMaker files on GitHub?
You have your other Carafe-code on GitHub, why not the FileMaker files, too?
OK, so they are binary files, but on GitHub we could leverage the Issue-tracking tools, and make use of pull requests, etc.?
I have searched the forum and internet and not found an answer to my delima.
I have a solution with a scripted import of a csv file. I do not want import dialog (e.g. mapping), so I have it set to no. I don't know the name of the file, only that it is a csv file. If I leave the filename out of the import dialogue, the default SHOW filetype in the open file dialog is for a filemaker database. The user needs education to change the SHOW to csv or all. That is undesirable. If I import a correct file once, the next time the script runs in that session, it prompts for a csv file, but if I quit the application and run it again, it goes back to SHOWing filemaker databases. If I provide a bogus file, e.g. YourFile.csv -- I have to capture errors or I get no file dialog for them to find their file. If they cancel, they get a filemaker dialog I don't control that tells them the user aborted the import, continue or cancel. If they cancel, the script exits and I don't get control. That, too, is undesirable.
What is the best practice for scripted imports so that whether the user complies or cancels, I maintain control of what happens next?
By cat traveller
I am trying to run a server sided script that will import a found set. The server sided script opens a handler file that opens data file 1, does the find, imports into data file 2.
However, the search works in script debugger but imports all records.
The script opens layout A, searches goes to layout b, imports. Also the import of the selected fields seems not be remembered. I am stuck.....
By JH Howland
Filemaker Pro 11 is running on two Windows 10 computers connected as Host and Client over a network.
The script to import data from an Excel .csv file utilizes the following script step options:
1. Un-Checked - Specify data source - File
2. Check - Specify import order, Import Action
a. Select - Update existing records in found set
b. Check - Don't import first record (contains field names)
3. Check - Perform without dialog
When the Import script is run from the Host computer, and the desired .csv file is manually selected, the Excel first row field names are not imported and the second row with the data is imported as expected. (See Host Import Mapping)
When the same script is run from the Client computer, the Excel first row field names are imported and not the second row data. To get the proper result, I have to leave the check box for "Perform without dialog" unchecked and then manually, from the "Import Action" group, check the box for "Don't import first record (contains field names)" to get the proper data imported. (See Client Import Mapping, check box is no longer checked)
Is this caused by a defect in FMP 11? I can't figure out why this is happening.
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