MBS FileMaker Plugin Example Databases

Writing data

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Writing data.fmp12

Overview
Tables1
Relationships0
Layouts1
Scripts2
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
Writing data
2 fields defined, 1 record
Writing data

Fields

Table Name: Writing data - 2 Fields
Field NameTypeOptionsCommentsOn LayoutsIn RelationshipsIn ScriptsIn Value Lists
OutputNormal, BinaryAuto-Enter:
  • Allow editing
Validation:
  • Only during data entry
Storage:
  • Repetitions: 1
      LogoNormal, BinaryAuto-Enter:
      • Allow editing
      Validation:
      • Only during data entry
      Storage:
      • Repetitions: 1

          Layout Objects: Writing data

          Regular Fields

          Field Name: Writing data::Output
          Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
          • Top: 24 pt
          • Left: 138 pt
          • Bottom: 149 pt
          • Right: 391 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: Writing data::Logo
          Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
          • Top: 150 pt
          • Left: 138 pt
          • Bottom: 275 pt
          • Right: 391 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: Create Excel file
            Additional Properties:
          • Change to hand cursor over button
          • Rectangular
          • Top: 30 pt
          • Left: 414 pt
          • Bottom: 56 pt
          • Right: 541 pt
          • Anchoring: Left, Top
          Perform Script [ “Create” ]

          Scripts:


          Script Hierarchy

          Create
          InitXL

          Next Script: [InitXL]
          Script NameCreate
          Run script with full access privilegesOff
          Include In MenuYes
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                  Previous Script: [Create]
                  Script NameInitXL
                  Run script with full access privilegesOff
                  Include In MenuYes
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                    Script Definition
                    Script Steps
                    • #Find libXL and load it
                    • If [ MBS("IsServer") ]
                    • #Put the path you use for your server here:
                    • If [ Get(SystemPlatform) = -2 ]
                    • Set Variable [ $path; Value:"C:\Programs\FileMaker Server\libxl.dll" ]
                    • Else
                    • Set Variable [ $path; Value: "/Library/FileMaker Server/libxl.dylib" ]
                    • End If
                    • Else
                    • #For desktop 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" ) ]
                    • Else
                    • Set Variable [ $path; Value:Substitute ( $databasePath ; $databaseName ; "libxl.dylib" ) ]
                    • End If
                    • End If
                    • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "XL.Initialize"; $path) ]
                    • 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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