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I have a customer list in a drop down. The drop down field has an On Save script trigger which then performs a find in the same layout for the selected customer. The drop down field is configured to 'go to next object using' return.
There is also an On Record Load trigger on the layout which pops up with a dialog if the customer's Attention field is populated.
This all works fine unless I utilise the option to save the drop down field with the enter button. It ends up looking like this, with the white background. Once the user clicks OK the layout 'appears'.
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24U releases 24U Toolbox Plug-In 3.0 for FileMaker 17
The popular toolbox of external functions for FileMaker® 17 now can convert rich-text to HTML with CSS
Prague, CZ — October 30, 2018 — 24U Software has released version 3.0 of 24U Toolbox Plug-In, and update of their popular toolbox of useful external function for daily use in FileMaker Pro 13 thru 17
The new version adds convert rich-text to HTML with CSS, support for Native iOS FM Go apps and Support for FileMaker Cloud.
24U Toolbox Plug-In 3 can convert rich-text to HTML with CSS, producing much cleared and customizable results than GetAsCSS. By producing clean dynamic HTML content the websites will render faster and rank higher in search engines.
What's new in this version:
- Get rich text as HTML to generate crystal clean HTML and CSS
- Support for Native iOS FM Go apps
- Support for FileMaker Cloud
About 24U Toolbox Plug-In:
24U Toolbox Plug-In is a robust FileMaker Pro plug-in which allows your FileMaker Pro databases to:
- Execute FileMaker or System shell scripts to automate tasks inside/outside of FileMaker Pro
- Execute SQL commands to develop faster and keep your solution clean
- Match & replace regular expressions to find & replace text fast using patterns
- Merge data values into text while maintaining styling to apply templates quickly and easily
- Lookup DNS name for IP & vice versa to find out who is connecting from where
- Get current public IP to know more about clients and discover potential security attacks
- Define global keyboard shortcuts to avoid unnecessarily excessive use of script triggers
- Obtain precise microsecond timestamps to measure nearly unmeasurable chunks of time
- Get the type of a FileMaker variable to let your scripts make the right decisions
- Share variables between databases to avoid creating too many external data sources
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Availability and Pricing of 24U Toolbox Plug-In 3.0
24U Toolbox Plug-In 3.0 is immediately available for download free of charge as a fully functional 14-days trial version, which can be activated after purchasing a license.
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Implementation is so simple, watch me do it 5 minutes (and 12 seconds).
I have a database that we use to update our website inventory. A few years ago we began offering customized merchandise that gets dropshipped direct from suppliers. Suppliers give us data feed files with their inventory levels, pricing, etc. and this file manipulates the data. It takes our current web database, compares values and exports those products with their updated values.
Importing the data and exporting used to take less than hour but now it takes several since the size of the web database has grown and the number of suppliers has grown. Everything is automated through scripts. In the main table (web database), the proposed quantities, pricing, leadtime, variations, etc. all use unstored calculated fields to determine the new value. I then have a separate field which is used to flag items that need updating. The major bottleneck of the entire process is the searching of this field. It can take sometimes over an hour to search this field. Other steps like exporting the changes can take a while, too.
I have done some things to optimize the database but it still seems that these unstored calc fields are what is dragging everything down. I have tried replacing some of those calc fields with text/num fields with "replace field contents" script steps (or auto entry) but it does not seem to make a difference because of the indexing. The database is not hosted or shared and my computer has decent specs with an SSD HD. I've got a simplified design chart attached for reference.
I am not sure that this is what comes with a large complex database file or if my design is flawed. The only two things I can think to try to reduce the processing time is:
1) Rewrite the scripts to update the supplier/inventory table records instead of replacing the records fresh each time.
2) Use a looped set field script to set the "change flag" field and/or the other updated price/qty/etc fields
Any thoughts or advice is much appreciated.
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