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By William Slim
I'm just getting to grips with Filemaker 14, skipped 13 so this is the first time I've had the opportunity to play with the popovers which I've been much looking forward to. I have to admit that I'm a little surprised that data entry hasn't been made much easier with the advent of popovers. Creating a data entry interface is certainly easier and looks good too, but the process of entering new record criteria and confirming or cancelling the process is much the same. Currently I use global fields to place on a popover and when data entry is confirmed scripts will:
Copy the entered data to a new record, field by field Clear all global fields used for entry or
Cancel and clear global fields However this takes more script writing the more fields you have and can be approached in many different ways from a control perspective. Before I was doing this, I instinctively wanted to do away with the global 'Entry' fields mirroring actual data fields and instead; create a new record when launching a data entry popover, the fields are probably the same as those already on the layout but only the new blank record has focus, and the new procedure be:
Commit record or
Cancel and delete record This would, at least in some scenarios be suitable and requires less development overhead because cancelling requires only that the record is deleted and the committing is already done by the user (as long as the record isn't cancelled or validation fails...).
...Yet you can't do this using popovers. Creating a record cancels a popover, end of. The button that launches a popover can't be set to create a record either so I'm stuck with my old methods.
Does this actually bother many people? I thought this would be a common functional desire but haven't found much to read on data entry approaches in Filemaker ...what alternative approaches do other people use?
Hi all, running into an issue with Quicklook on Yosemite. When we run this script:
It causes Filemaker to open two instances of qlmanage, wait a while, then crash.
I've heard there are difficulties getting Quicklook to behave in Filemaker on Yosemite, so I began exploring other options.
I am aware of how to open a container file automatically using the computer's default settings for the file, but I was wondering if someone could help me understand how to open the contents of a container with Preview for OSX.
Thanks for any insight you can give!
FMP 13 - Web Direct - Improperly displaying list layout with sub-summary parts
(public link for this doc)
I am having a problem with Filemaker Pro 13’s Web Direct handling of a simple list layout with sub-summaries.
The sub summaries, when added, seem to be cutting off the first (or last*) row of detail in the body.
* If the sub-summary is above the body it cuts off the first row.
* If the sub-summary is trailing the body, it cuts off the last row of detail.
(this example includes 5 records which should be grouped into three groups (by ID number).
Hopefully these diagrams help:
I also attached a PDF version of these diagrams. FMP13-WebDirect-Improperlydisplayinglistlayoutwithsub-summaryparts.pdf
I downloaded Filemaker Pro 13 and Filemaker 13 Server trial versions running on Windows 8. I have an app I developed in FM 12 that I want to host on FM server 13 using WebDirect. The server install on Windows 8 went well but I get an "Registration with directory service failed" error message when I test the directy service settings.
I have the following questions with regard to this installation:
Do I have to install Active Directory on Windows 8?
Which IP address do I use to set in the Entry Point: The Filemaker Server, Web Server or the Web Publishing Engine IP address?
Any help is greatly appreciated.