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Converter

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Converter.fmp12

Overview
Tables1
Relationships0
Layouts1
Scripts3
Value Lists0
Custom Functions0
Custom Menus33
File Options
Default custom menu set[Standard FileMaker Menus]
When opening file
Minimum allowed version12.0
Login usingAccount Name; Account= Admin
Allow user to save passwordOff
Require iOS passcodeOff
Switch to layoutOff
Hide all toolbarsOff
Script triggers
OnFirstWindowOpenOff
OnLastWindowCloseOff
OnWindowOpenOff
OnWindowCloseOff
OnFileAVPlayerChangeOff
Thumbnail Settings
Generate ThumbnailsOn; Temporary

 

Tables

Table Name
Statistics
Occurrences in Relationship Graph
Converter
4 fields defined, 1 record
Converter

Fields

Table Name: Converter - 4 Fields
Field NameTypeOptionsCommentsOn LayoutsIn RelationshipsIn ScriptsIn Value Lists
InputXLSNormal, BinaryAuto-Enter:
  • Allow editing
Validation:
  • Only during data entry
Storage:
  • Repetitions: 1
      InputXLSXNormal, BinaryAuto-Enter:
      • Allow editing
      Validation:
      • Only during data entry
      Storage:
      • Repetitions: 1
          OutputXLSNormal, BinaryAuto-Enter:
          • Allow editing
          Validation:
          • Only during data entry
          Storage:
          • Repetitions: 1
              OutputXLSXNormal, BinaryAuto-Enter:
              • Allow editing
              Validation:
              • Only during data entry
              Storage:
              • Repetitions: 1

                  Layout Objects: Converter

                  Regular Fields

                  Field Name: Converter::InputXLS
                  Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                  • Top: 53 pt
                  • Left: 156 pt
                  • Bottom: 178 pt
                  • Right: 409 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Field Format:
                  • Edit Box
                  Field Behavior:
                  • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                  • Touch keyboard type: System Default
                  • Go to next field using: Tab key
                  No

                  Field Name: Converter::InputXLSX
                  Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                  • Top: 311 pt
                  • Left: 156 pt
                  • Bottom: 436 pt
                  • Right: 409 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Field Format:
                  • Edit Box
                  Field Behavior:
                  • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                  • Touch keyboard type: System Default
                  • Go to next field using: Tab key
                  No

                  Field Name: Converter::OutputXLS
                  Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                  • Top: 311 pt
                  • Left: 696 pt
                  • Bottom: 436 pt
                  • Right: 949 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Field Format:
                  • Edit Box
                  Field Behavior:
                  • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                  • Touch keyboard type: System Default
                  • Go to next field using: Tab key
                  No

                  Field Name: Converter::OutputXLSX
                  Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                  • Top: 53 pt
                  • Left: 696 pt
                  • Bottom: 178 pt
                  • Right: 949 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Field Format:
                  • Edit Box
                  Field Behavior:
                  • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                  • Touch keyboard type: System Default
                  • Go to next field using: Tab key
                  No

                  Group Buttons

                  Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                    Type:
                  • Text: Convert to new format
                    Additional Properties:
                  • Change to hand cursor over button
                  • Rectangular
                  • Top: 109 pt
                  • Left: 492 pt
                  • Bottom: 140 pt
                  • Right: 631 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Perform Script [ “Convert from old to new”; Parameter: "BX" ]

                  Scripts:


                  Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                    Type:
                  • Text: Convert to old format
                    Additional Properties:
                  • Change to hand cursor over button
                  • Rectangular
                  • Top: 367 pt
                  • Left: 492 pt
                  • Bottom: 398 pt
                  • Right: 631 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Perform Script [ “Convert from new to old”; Parameter: "XB" ]

                  Scripts:


                  Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                    Type:
                  • Text: Copy to input
                    Additional Properties:
                  • Change to hand cursor over button
                  • Rectangular
                  • Top: 187 pt
                  • Left: 738 pt
                  • Bottom: 218 pt
                  • Right: 877 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Set Field [ Converter::InputXLSX; Converter::OutputXLSX ]

                  Fields:


                  Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                    Type:
                  • Text: Copy to input
                    Additional Properties:
                  • Change to hand cursor over button
                  • Rectangular
                  • Top: 445 pt
                  • Left: 738 pt
                  • Bottom: 476 pt
                  • Right: 877 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Set Field [ Converter::InputXLS; Converter::OutputXLS ]

                  Fields:


                  Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                    Type:
                  • Text: Clear
                    Additional Properties:
                  • Change to hand cursor over button
                  • Rectangular
                  • Top: 187 pt
                  • Left: 906 pt
                  • Bottom: 218 pt
                  • Right: 967 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Set Field [ Converter::OutputXLSX; "" ]

                  Fields:


                  Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                    Type:
                  • Text: Clear
                    Additional Properties:
                  • Change to hand cursor over button
                  • Rectangular
                  • Top: 445 pt
                  • Left: 906 pt
                  • Bottom: 476 pt
                  • Right: 967 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Set Field [ Converter::OutputXLS; "" ]

                  Fields:


                  Buttons

                  Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                    Type:
                  • Text: MBS Plugin Website
                  • Top: 569 pt
                  • Left: 11 pt
                  • Bottom: 595 pt
                  • Right: 164 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Open URL [ "http://monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/" ] [ No dialog ]

                  Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                    Type:
                  • Text: Order LibXL License
                  • Top: 569 pt
                  • Left: 172 pt
                  • Bottom: 595 pt
                  • Right: 325 pt
                  • Anchoring: Left, Top
                  Open URL [ "http://monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/xl.shtml" ] [ No dialog ]

                  Script Hierarchy

                  Convert from old to new
                  Convert from new to old
                  InitXL

                  Next Script: [Convert from new to old]
                  Script NameConvert from old to new
                  Run script with full access privilegesOff
                  Include In MenuYes
                  Layouts that use this script
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                    Script Definition
                    Script Steps
                    • # Find libXL and load it
                    • If [ MBS("XL.IsInitialized") ≠ 1 ]
                    • Perform Script [ “InitXL” ]
                    • End If
                    • # Load file
                    • Set Variable [ $book1; Value:MBS("XL.LoadBook"; Converter::InputXLS) ]
                    • If [ MBS("iserror") ]
                    • Show Custom Dialog [ Title: "Failed to load Excel file"; Message: $book1; Default Button: “OK”, Commit: “Yes”; Button 2: “Cancel”, Commit: “No” ]
                    • Exit Script [ ]
                    • End If
                    • # New XML book
                    • Set Variable [ $book2; Value:MBS("XL.NewBook"; 1) ]
                    • # Copy content
                    • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("XL.CopyContent"; $book1; $book2) ]
                    • # Save new book
                    • Set Variable [ $data; Value:MBS( "XL.Book.Save"; $book2; "converted.xlsx" ) ]
                    • If [ MBS("iserror") ]
                    • Show Custom Dialog [ Title: "Save failed"; Message: $data; Default Button: “OK”, Commit: “Yes”; Button 2: “Cancel”, Commit: “No” ]
                    • Else
                    • Set Field [ Converter::OutputXLSX; $data ]
                    • End If
                    • # Free memory
                    • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "XL.Book.Release"; $book1 ) ]
                    • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "XL.Book.Release"; $book2 ) ]
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                          Previous Script: [Convert from old to new]Next Script: [InitXL]
                          Script NameConvert from new to old
                          Run script with full access privilegesOff
                          Include In MenuYes
                          Layouts that use this script
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                            Script Definition
                            Script Steps
                            • # Find libXL and load it
                            • If [ MBS("XL.IsInitialized") ≠ 1 ]
                            • Perform Script [ “InitXL” ]
                            • End If
                            • # Load file
                            • Set Variable [ $book1; Value:MBS("XL.LoadBook"; Converter::InputXLSX) ]
                            • If [ MBS("iserror") ]
                            • Show Custom Dialog [ Title: "Failed to load Excel file"; Message: $book1; Default Button: “OK”, Commit: “No”; Button 2: “Cancel”, Commit: “No” ]
                            • Exit Script [ ]
                            • End If
                            • # New XML book
                            • Set Variable [ $book2; Value:MBS("XL.NewBook"; 0) ]
                            • # Copy content
                            • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("XL.CopyContent"; $book1; $book2) ]
                            • # Save new book
                            • Set Variable [ $data; Value:MBS( "XL.Book.Save"; $book2; "converted.xls" ) ]
                            • If [ MBS("iserror") ]
                            • Show Custom Dialog [ Title: "Save failed"; Message: $data; Default Button: “OK”, Commit: “No”; Button 2: “Cancel”, Commit: “No” ]
                            • Else
                            • Set Field [ Converter::OutputXLS; $data ]
                            • End If
                            • # Free memory
                            • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "XL.Book.Release"; $book1 ) ]
                            • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "XL.Book.Release"; $book2 ) ]
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                                  Previous Script: [Convert from new to old]
                                  Script NameInitXL
                                  Run script with full access privilegesOff
                                  Include In MenuYes
                                  Layouts that use this script
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                                    Script Definition
                                    Script Steps
                                    • #Find libXL and load it
                                    • #you can have libraries in container and export at runtime to folder of your choice.
                                    • #Or install library somewhere and pass path.
                                    • #If library is in same folder as plugin, you can only pass only file name.
                                    • If [ MBS("IsServer") ]
                                    • #Put the path you use for your server here:
                                    • If [ Get(SystemPlatform) = -2 ]
                                    • #Server on Windows
                                    • Set Variable [ $path; Value:"C:\Programs\FileMaker Server\libxl.dll" ]
                                    • Else If [ MBS("IsLinux") ]
                                    • #Server on Linux for FileMaker Cloud
                                    • Set Variable [ $path; Value:"/opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/libxl.so" ]
                                    • Else
                                    • #Server on Mac
                                    • Set Variable [ $path; Value: "/Library/FileMaker Server/libxl.dylib" ]
                                    • End If
                                    • Else
                                    • #For desktop and our examples we look in same folder as database:
                                    • Set Variable [ $databasePath; Value:Get(FilePath) ]
                                    • Set Variable [ $databasePath; Value:MBS("Path.FilemakerPathToNativePath"; $databasePath) ]
                                    • Set Variable [ $databasePath; Value:Substitute ( $databasePath ; ".fp7" ; ".fmp12") ]
                                    • Set Variable [ $databaseName; Value:Get(FileName) & ".fmp12" ]
                                    • If [ Get(SystemPlatform) = -2 ]
                                    • Set Variable [ $path; Value:Substitute ( $databasePath ; $databaseName ; "libxl.dll" ) ]
                                    • #plugin will look for libxl.dll and if not found also for libxl64.dll (64-bit) and libxl32.dll (32-bit).
                                    • Else
                                    • Set Variable [ $path; Value:Substitute ( $databasePath ; $databaseName ; "libxl.dylib" ) ]
                                    • #Mac dylib is usually 32 and 64 bit together.
                                    • End If
                                    • End If
                                    • #You can test for free.
                                    • #If you like to get a LibXL license, please follow links on our pricing page:
                                    • #https://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/pricing.shtml
                                    • Set Variable [ $LicenseeName; Value:"your name" ]
                                    • Set Variable [ $LicenseKey; Value:"your LibXL license key" ]
                                    • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "XL.Initialize"; $path; $LicenseeName; $LicenseKey) ]
                                    • If [ $r ≠ "OK" ]
                                    • Show Custom Dialog [ Title: "Error"; Message: $r; Default Button: “OK”, Commit: “No”; Button 2: “Cancel”, Commit: “No” ]
                                    • Halt Script
                                    • End If
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