MBS FileMaker Plugin Example Databases

Create Form

All examples are included with download of MBS FileMaker Plugin.

Create Form.fmp12

Overview
Tables1
Relationships0
Layouts1
Scripts3
Value Lists1
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
Create Form
14 fields defined, 5 records
Create Form

Fields

Table Name: Create Form - 14 Fields
Field NameTypeOptionsCommentsOn LayoutsIn RelationshipsIn ScriptsIn Value Lists
PDFNormal, BinaryAuto-Enter:
  • Allow editing
Validation:
  • Only during data entry
Storage:
  • Repetitions: 1
      TypeNormal, TextAuto-Enter:
      • Allow editing
      Validation:
      • Only during data entry
      • Value list: Typ
      Storage:
      • Repetitions: 1
      • Indexing: None
      • Automatically create indexes as needed
      • Index Language: German
          NameNormal, TextAuto-Enter:
          • Allow editing
          Validation:
          • Only during data entry
          Storage:
          • Repetitions: 1
          • Indexing: None
          • Automatically create indexes as needed
          • Index Language: German
              MultilineNormal, NumberAuto-Enter:
              • Allow editing
              Validation:
              • Only during data entry
              Storage:
              • Repetitions: 1
              • Indexing: None
              • Automatically create indexes as needed
              • Index Language: German
                  MaxLenNormal, NumberAuto-Enter:
                  • Allow editing
                  Validation:
                  • Only during data entry
                  Storage:
                  • Repetitions: 1
                  • Indexing: None
                  • Automatically create indexes as needed
                  • Index Language: German
                      PosXNormal, NumberAuto-Enter:
                      • Allow editing
                      Validation:
                      • Only during data entry
                      Storage:
                      • Repetitions: 1
                      • Indexing: None
                      • Automatically create indexes as needed
                      • Index Language: German
                          PosYNormal, NumberAuto-Enter:
                          • Allow editing
                          Validation:
                          • Only during data entry
                          Storage:
                          • Repetitions: 1
                          • Indexing: None
                          • Automatically create indexes as needed
                          • Index Language: German
                              WidthNormal, NumberAuto-Enter:
                              • Allow editing
                              Validation:
                              • Only during data entry
                              Storage:
                              • Repetitions: 1
                              • Indexing: None
                              • Automatically create indexes as needed
                              • Index Language: German
                                  HeightNormal, NumberAuto-Enter:
                                  • Allow editing
                                  Validation:
                                  • Only during data entry
                                  Storage:
                                  • Repetitions: 1
                                  • Indexing: None
                                  • Automatically create indexes as needed
                                  • Index Language: German
                                      ExpValueNormal, TextAuto-Enter:
                                      • Allow editing
                                      Validation:
                                      • Only during data entry
                                      Storage:
                                      • Repetitions: 1
                                      • Indexing: None
                                      • Automatically create indexes as needed
                                      • Index Language: German
                                          CheckedNormal, NumberAuto-Enter:
                                          • Allow editing
                                          Validation:
                                          • Only during data entry
                                          Storage:
                                          • Repetitions: 1
                                          • Indexing: None
                                          • Automatically create indexes as needed
                                          • Index Language: German
                                              DescriptionNormal, TextAuto-Enter:
                                              • Allow editing
                                              Validation:
                                              • Only during data entry
                                              Storage:
                                              • Repetitions: 1
                                              • Indexing: None
                                              • Automatically create indexes as needed
                                              • Index Language: German
                                                    ValueNormal, TextAuto-Enter:
                                                    • Allow editing
                                                    Validation:
                                                    • Only during data entry
                                                    Storage:
                                                    • Repetitions: 1
                                                    • Indexing: None
                                                    • Automatically create indexes as needed
                                                    • Index Language: German
                                                        DefaultValueNormal, TextAuto-Enter:
                                                        • Allow editing
                                                        Validation:
                                                        • Only during data entry
                                                        Storage:
                                                        • Repetitions: 1
                                                        • Indexing: None
                                                        • Automatically create indexes as needed
                                                        • Index Language: German

                                                            Layout Objects: Create Form

                                                            Regular Fields

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::PDF
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 6 pt
                                                            • Left: 138 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 131 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: Create Form::Type
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 154 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 173 pt
                                                            • Right: 351 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::Name
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 177 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 196 pt
                                                            • Right: 351 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::Multiline
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 200 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 219 pt
                                                            • Right: 177 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::MaxLen
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 223 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 242 pt
                                                            • Right: 177 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::PosX
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 246 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 265 pt
                                                            • Right: 177 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::PosY
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 269 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 288 pt
                                                            • Right: 177 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::Width
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 292 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 311 pt
                                                            • Right: 177 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::Height
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 315 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 334 pt
                                                            • Right: 177 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::ExpValue
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 338 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 357 pt
                                                            • Right: 351 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::Checked
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 361 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 380 pt
                                                            • Right: 177 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::Description
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 384 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 403 pt
                                                            • Right: 351 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::Value
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 407 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 426 pt
                                                            • Right: 351 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Field Name: Create Form::DefaultValue
                                                            Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                                            • Top: 430 pt
                                                            • Left: 98 pt
                                                            • Bottom: 449 pt
                                                            • Right: 351 pt
                                                            • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                                            Field Format:
                                                            • Edit Box
                                                            Field Behavior:
                                                            • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                                            • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                                            • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                                            Yes

                                                            Value Lists

                                                            Value List NameSourceValuesOn Layouts
                                                            TypCustom
                                                            • Textfield, Checkbox, Signature

                                                              Script Hierarchy

                                                              InitDynaPDF
                                                              Run
                                                              Clear

                                                              Next Script: [Run]
                                                              Script NameInitDynaPDF
                                                              Run script with full access privilegesOff
                                                              Include In MenuNo
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                                                                Script Definition
                                                                Script Steps
                                                                • #Locate DynaPDF library
                                                                • #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\dynapdf64.dll" ]
                                                                • Else If [ MBS("IsLinux") ]
                                                                • #Server on Linux for FileMaker Cloud
                                                                • Set Variable [ $path; Value:"/opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/dynapdf.linux.so" ]
                                                                • Else
                                                                • #Server on Mac
                                                                • Set Variable [ $path; Value: "/Library/FileMaker Server/dynapdf.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 ; "dynapdf.dll" ) ]
                                                                • #plugin will look for dynapdf.dll and if not found also for dynapdf64.dll (64-bit) and dynapdf32.dll (32-bit).
                                                                • Else
                                                                • Set Variable [ $path; Value:Substitute ( $databasePath ; $databaseName ; "dynapdf.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 dynapdf license, please follow links on our pricing page:
                                                                • #https://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/pricing.shtml
                                                                • Set Variable [ $LicenseKey; Value:"" // put your key here or leave empty for demo. ]
                                                                • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.Initialize"; $path; $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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                                                                              Previous Script: [InitDynaPDF]Next Script: [Clear]
                                                                              Script NameRun
                                                                              Run script with full access privilegesOff
                                                                              Include In MenuYes
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                                                                                  Script Definition
                                                                                  Script Steps
                                                                                  • #Initialize DynaPDF if needed
                                                                                  • If [ MBS("DynaPDF.IsInitialized") ≠ 1 ]
                                                                                  • Perform Script [ “InitDynaPDF” ]
                                                                                  • End If
                                                                                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("Trace") ]
                                                                                  • #run
                                                                                  • #Clear current PDF document
                                                                                  • Set Variable [ $pdf; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.New") ]
                                                                                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.AppendPage"; $pdf) ]
                                                                                  • Go to Record/Request/Page [ First ]
                                                                                  • Loop
                                                                                  • If [ Create Form::Type = "Checkbox" ]
                                                                                  • Set Variable [ $f; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.CreateCheckBox"; $pdf; Create Form::Name; Create Form::ExpValue; Create Form::Checked; -1; Create Form::PosX; Create Form::PosY; Create Form::Width; Create Form::Height) ]
                                                                                  • End If
                                                                                  • If [ Create Form::Type = "TextField" ]
                                                                                  • Set Variable [ $f; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.CreateTextField"; $pdf; Create Form::Name; -1; Create Form::Multiline; Create Form::MaxLen; Create Form::PosX; Create Form::PosY; Create Form::Width; Create Form::Height) ]
                                                                                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.SetTextFieldValue"; $pdf; $f; Create Form::Value; Create Form::DefaultValue) ]
                                                                                  • End If
                                                                                  • If [ Create Form::Type = "Signature" ]
                                                                                  • Set Variable [ $f; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.CreateSigField"; $pdf; Create Form::Name; -1; Create Form::PosX; Create Form::PosY; Create Form::Width; Create Form::Height) ]
                                                                                  • End If
                                                                                  • Go to Record/Request/Page [ Next; Exit after last ]
                                                                                  • End Loop
                                                                                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.EndPage"; $pdf) ]
                                                                                  • Set Field [ Create Form::PDF; MBS("DynaPDF.Save"; $pdf) ]
                                                                                  • #Cleanup
                                                                                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.Release"; $pdf ) ]
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                                                                                        Previous Script: [Run]
                                                                                        Script NameClear
                                                                                        Run script with full access privilegesOff
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                                                                                            Script Definition
                                                                                            Script Steps
                                                                                            • Set Field [ Create Form::PDF; "" ]
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