}I just want to add that I have developed the solution that Christian
}suggested. Please be warned if you need to track the modifier name, you will
}not be able to do it with this solution. That was the main reason I abandon
}it. Instead I have the user type their name in the "Custom" field in the
}Application Preference window.
}If you need more detail let me know.
}Note: Remove "NOSPAM_" if appears in email address.
Just got back in the shop.. yep, as i was headed out the door i was
thinkin gee.. wasn't there something about a "Modified by" field in
a lot of those examples..
and yes indeed, that "Created by" workaround, will not work for the
"Modified by" problem. so i got to thinkin (bummer brain drain)..
anyway, i think i came up with a way around this other problem..
man the more i think of these things the lower my opinion of this
program becomes.. but heck on unix it will take days to build code
that does junk like "print the invoice".. "dial the phone".. "send
an email".. so even though the program is a bit odd, it has some real
nice little hooks into the rest of the OS, that can save days of
anyway.. my idea to get around the "Modified by" field is similar to
the "Created by" thing, but would involve an "extra" layout.. this
is not too much of a drag, because filemaker has that "Duplicate
Layout" menu selection..
so the idea, is to make one layout a "View" layout.. in this layout
you setup all the fields so they can be seen, but not modified.. (
i'm new to the prog, so not even sure if this is possible with any
thing involving a "portal") on this "view" layout, you could have a
"Modify" button.. then setup a script that will go to the duplicate
layout where field entry is enabled.. on the way, the script could
take the "CurrentUser" info and drop it into the "Modified by" field.
possibly grab the time and some other stuff along the way.. maybe
even hook it to the password setup, so it will only work if the user
has clearance to "Modify" the info..
of course someone with correct clearance could still simply go to
the "Modify" layout, and NOT actually modify anything.. in which
case all the "modification" info would be WRONG.. because they had
not actually done a modification. oh well, only so much you can do
if the basic program functionality is not there..
So LUI.. if you try it, let me know.. like i said i'm new to filmaker
i'm trying to use it as the front end to an automated accounting and
website application.. its limitations are pretty frustrating, but on
the other side.. some of the stuff like the OS hooks, and how easy it
is to build the GUI are pretty apealing..
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