Hi people! I hope someone can shed some light on the following issue.
I made a simple script for button to import the data from .xlsx and update a field. Script works good but I have a problem with the last step. If xlsx contains the data for import, field gets updated and record is not shifted. Fine.
However, if the .xlsx has no data to import, FM automatically shifts to the first record. What I would like is that in the latter case record is not shifted or in other words... I press the button, there is no import because there is no new data, current record is not shifted.
I tried with Go to Record as the last step but none of the offered options (first, last, previous, next) does the job. I guess I should use calculation option but I'm completely clueless what to put in.
Tnx in advance!!!
Tried adding an ODBC source using both MySQL 8.0.22 and MariaDB 3.1.10 drivers in Unicode mode and I can connect just fine, however it's impossible to add a table onto the relationships graph. It sees the table's name but when I try to add it, I get
This action cannot be performed because the required table is missing. error. It works fine with ANSI version of the MySQL driver, sans the ability to work with Unicode of course. I've tried multiple combinations, including making the database and the table strictly "latin", it still refuses to add the table. The test database itself is very simple, just a single table and a single field, no spaces and no unicode characters in names. Test/test/test, basically, tested with an empty FM database. The server is running MariaDB 10.4.16. Any pointers to solve that?
all I need is to read the content of a text file into a text field and I can’t figure out how.
Situation: I have ≈150’000 folders, each with one image file and one xml/text file with meta information about the image file. The image file and the meta data need to go into the same record.
I’ve looked for hours now, but couldn’t find a solution:
• I can’t use the import folder command, because it creates new records for each file in a directory.
• I can’t use Do AppleScript > do shell script > cat x.txt, because I can’t get the result into FileMaker.
• I can’t use the new Read File script step of FM18, because the solution is on FM16 and FM17. (I tried it nevertheless, but all I got was the filename!?)
• I’cant use a plugin (MBS would work just fine, I think).
So, what are my options? Any ideas?
I would love to insert the xml file into a container and then read the container raw data — but how? A couple of years ago, I have read about someone actually doing this, but I can’t remember where or how. That would be cool!
Any other suggestions?
Thanks so much!
there is a price list in Excel with images embedded. Do you have an idea how to import those records into DB with corresponding images preserved?
Note that I've attached only two records, there are 600 of them. Any manual manipulations with the images is not an option.
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?