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Table Agnostic Scripting

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Today I was trying to debug two almost identical scripts - identical except that they referred to two different tables (albeit with the same structure.) What I really wanted to do was use one script, and have it figure out the fields as it went through.

Downtime

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Why is it bright and sunny the day before you have three hours scheduled downtime, but back to the usual "4-seasons-in-a-day" routine just when you're going for a potter in the garden?

Just asking.

[Actually, I was lying about the downtime. It was brief "thought-that-counts" moment. Nose reapplied firmly to the grindstone...]

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FileMaker v12 vs v13 Issues

Friday, March 21, 2014

Turns Out™ that yes, whilst you can open .fmp12 files in v13 from a server v12 server, not everything gets saved. If for example you upload a file created in v13 to the server, yes, your 13 client will see the formatting, and pop-ups, and styles etc. But you can't save them to the server file, if you change them.

So, plucking an example from thin air, if you spent the best part of an afternoon styling layouts on a server file, and you forgot the server was version 12, then you've lost an afternoon's work.

In which case of course, the law of repeating work already done applies.

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