FileMaker Pro

FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform relational database application that integrates a database engine with a graphical user interface (GUI) and security features, allowing users to modify the database by dragging new elements into layouts, screens, or forms. FileMaker evolved from a DOS application, but since 1992 has been available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS, and can be used in a cross-platform environment.

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Filemaker Pro 13 - need to know how to copy a field with a script. I have a layout that contains a button. Due to internal controls, this layout has to be populated, then the person who filled it out has to click a button and copy two of the fields to another table in a separate database. This seems like a simple script, but I am not proficient in composing FMP scripts, and all of the results from Google are data imports and exports. I have hundreds of users with Filemaker Pro, and a single license of FileMaker Pro Advanced on the server that shares the databases. The users do not have access to the Advanced edition, so I am trying to do this complete in the "non-Advanced" version that they will be using. How do I do this?
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On Filemaker, I would like to create a daily task chart with toggle buttons.
how to show which task is not done at end of day.
I had a field Score in which values read as 63 46 62 and some fields as 63 42 Ret'd.Now i need to display them as 6-3 4-6 6- 2.How can i show like this through custom function by using recursive function
When printing from Filemaker, there is a text field being used for notes but it keeps getting cut off after two pages. Is there a size limit on what can be printed out from one text field within Filemaker Pro?
filemaker pro 14 "save as pdf "
I created a layout with some labels and fields and tried to save it as PDF.I didnt used any scripts.But when i saved it as PDF,the field widths are getting reduced by few points.It is showing difference in widths in A4 size paper after i print the pdf.
Can anyone help me out of this problem.Thanks in advance.
Can You Create Dynamic Columns for Portals?  My boss wants to choose which columns he wants to show because we're running out of screen room etc.  Only way I can think of doing it is to create a pop up layout in table view where he has the column picker.  Any suggestions?
Is there an easy way to put a portal scroll on the left side instead of the right?  Don't see an option for it in portal settings.
One of my employees/customers gets a strange font in Filemaker if they close it out and then reopen it.  The only way they can clear up this problem is to reboot their whole PC.  We've scanned their PC for viruses and malware with no luck.  Any ideas?
Trying to separate out addresses and cities that have been placed in the same field with only a space to separate them.  I've captured many street abbreviations, but how would I capture the address for something like 100 Hwy 16 Los Angeles?  I attempted to put a Find wildcard of ** like you see below to capture a two-digit number, but it didn't work.  Are there any wildcards that can be used in a calculation field?

PatternCount ( SuperMarketsList::Address; "Hwy ") = 1;
Left ( SuperMarketsList::Address ; Position ( SuperMarketsList::Address ; "Hwy ** "; "" ; 1 ) + 2 ) ;
ON the server, the Admin Console No Longer Appears in the Browser.  Could it be because of a Java or Windows upgrade?  Using FM server 16.0.3
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I had a problem with import records function.In script i given arrange by option as"custom import order".But after running script for 1 time,when i'm trying to run for 2nd time,the option is reverted to "last order".Can't we fix this problem??.I searched everywhere,but i didn't found the solution.
Can anyone help me in this situation.
I have a field set to send auto data ( D&R)

when I create a new record and go to the Kitchen tab the auto data dose not appear.
When I click on the check box next to it, the auto data appears.
If I take of the auto data, and I click on the check box next to it, it just places the check mark.

Not sure what I'm doing wrong...
I checked to make sure that each field has the correct values form is correct and are even spelled diff.

I have done the same in a diff tab and it works correctly, so i'm not sure why its not working on the kitchen tab.

I created a simple 5 table db on FMP


right now I only have scopesheets with a relationship to ceiling.
this is the relastionship


I can start to input info without any problems.
I can input notes, with the time and date stamps without any problem.

But if I delete all of the notes it clears all the check boxes...

Very crazy, cant understand why it's doing this...

Can someone please help me to how to fix this and why it is happening so that I don't make this mistake again.

I've checked the version of FM and downloaded the exactly version corresponding updated from running the downloaded exe file as administrator on Windows 10.

I consistently get an installer message saying..

The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be  upgraded may be missing
 or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch.

FM Pro Adv works fine. I updated it to today before running the updater, which I want to get the 32 bit ODBC driver.

It seems to be a Windows installer originated issue - 10 home Version 1703 OS Build 15063.726.  Maybe it can't find the FM install path.

At a dead end, anyone else had this or any ideas how to troubleshoot / workaround ?

Many thanks
Hello. I built a database using FileMaker. In my table, each record has an automatically generated ID number (specific field): 1,2,3,4 5, etc....
When I delete a record, this field is not automatically renumbered. For example, if I delete record #3, my table will contain 1,2,4,5.
Is there a way I can automatically renumber to 1,2,3,4 and ensure that the last record ID corresponds to the total number of records?
The solution that Will gave me to auto start our Leads database so that employees won't have to do a File:OpenRemote, takes a long time after we upgraded from FM15 to 16.  I even recreated the database and created the table, fields, layout, and script from scratch and didn't save time.  The problem is that it takes so long to open (15 seconds?) that people click again and that hangs up FM.  It then never opens.
I need help building the following JSON using native Filemaker 16 commands

    "vehicles" : [
         "vehicle_id": "my_vehicle",
         "start_address": {
             "location_id": "berlin",
             "lon": 13.406,
             "lat": 52.537
    "services" : [
         "id": "hamburg",
         "name": "visit_hamburg",
         "address": {
           "location_id": "hamburg",
           "lon": 9.999,
           "lat": 53.552
         "id": "munich",
         "name": "visit_munich",
         "address": {
           "location_id": "munich",
           "lon": 11.570,
           "lat": 48.145
         "id": "cologne",
         "name": "visit_cologne",
         "address": {
           "location_id": "cologne",
           "lon": 6.957,
           "lat": 50.936
         "id": "frankfurt",
         "name": "visit_frankfurt",
         "address": {
           "location_id": "frankfurt",
           "lon": 8.670,
           "lat": 50.109

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We have FM 16 in a Windows environment integrated with an Exchange Server.  Boss asked if I can format font in an email.  There is a function (see below) in the email script for the text body, but it didn't work.  The text came through like all the other text in the body - Times New Roman.  Can you format font in an Email in FM 16, including text fonts, bolding and different colors?

TextFont ( "Loretta," ; "Arial Black" )
SQL 2012 is not supposed to be compatible with Filemaker 11 Server but I made it work. I have a live connection and wish to utilize it. Does anyone know of any risks in using it to import data from sql into filemaker? The company only supports up to SQL 2008, but our databases are all SQL 2012, and FileMaker 11.
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I have a layout that is able to display a field that is defined as a calculation in its table. The data displays correctly. I then decided to add three more fields on  my layout using three more fields that were defined as calculations. When navigating through the records, i notice that only one of the four fields on my layout displays the data that is calculated on the table.  It only displays one of the four, not two or three or four, but just any one of the four.
Table A (User Settings) is in relationship with Table B (Device Settings).
The fields in the relationship are two:
ContactID = ContactID
UserLocation = DeviceLocation

All fields are entered in DeviceSettings table.
There is a dropdown on devices that is used to select the employee that is assigned that device.
That device is also entered with a value of either for field DeviceLocation: Local, Remote, etc.
The layout called User Settings is a layout that will house all the devices assigned to a user.
If an employee is at the local site as there work location, the relationship should display all items associated with that employee contact ID and place them in there corresponding field.
I used in the UserSettings table on the four fields the field type as : calculation.
I used the If structure to calculate the field. It works correctly when only one field is on the layout with the calculation field, but the moment i enter other calculated fields on the same layout, it only displays one of the four …
I need to create a cal that will allow a reminder...

So if a student take a CRP class today 10/26/17 the certification is good for 2 year so until 10/26/19.
I want to setup a reminder that will with conditional format turn red 3 month before, 2 months before & 1 month before the expiration of the students certification.

I have a date set up in courses so when the student take the class I simply input the date. I also have a reminder_on file.
Not sure how to processed from there.

attached is what i have so far in layout and design.

So I have 4 tables


from how I see it it's like this...
one student can take manny courses so thats one to many.
one course can have many students  so thats also one to many
that makes them a many to many relationship.
to connect them I would use a join table (STUDENTS_courses)
The same would be true for the company and Instructors.

So my question is this....
Can I use the same (STUDENTS_courses) also as a join table? if so it would look like this.

Join table

Can this be done?
I'm not sure if I can only use one join table.

Any suggestions?

If it's wrong, what would be the correct way to do it?

Hello, I'm new to FM and already hitting a brick wall.

I have a layout "AssignUsersToCourse" and I can pick a course from a drop down per student with dual credit classes they are allowed to take based on their program, but I cannot figure out how to get the actual credit hours earned by the dual credit program. It always shows one value.

Database is attached.

Hope someone can help with this...

Can someone show me how to create a field that will should a found set of a search?

not sure how to go about it.

I created a container to be able to take a pic from FM GO, which I can as long as I am logged in as someone with full permissions.
I created a pri-set for user....

can anyone tell me what I need to do to allow for a user to be able to take a pic using a container without having full permissions?

FM Permissiosn

FileMaker Pro

FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform relational database application that integrates a database engine with a graphical user interface (GUI) and security features, allowing users to modify the database by dragging new elements into layouts, screens, or forms. FileMaker evolved from a DOS application, but since 1992 has been available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS, and can be used in a cross-platform environment.

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