FORM -> how to interact with FileMaker ?

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FORM -> how to interact with FileMaker ?

Postby simple » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:26 am

I am totally new to LC.

I was trying the Form. My question is : When in form , how do I interact with FileMaker data ? For example, saving form data in FileMaker or displaying FileMaker data in Form ?

It will be great if you can provide an example file . This will speed up my learning process

Thank you
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Re: FORM -> how to interact with FileMaker ?

Postby LCMark » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:07 pm

@simple: To interact with a form from FileMaker, you need to use a script which uses the 'LC()' plugin function to set initial control values, run the form then fetch the control values afterwards. For example, to use the provided 'lcrating' form from FileMaker you can use the following script steps:
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   Set Variable [ $ignore ; Value: LC ( "lcRating.Set" ; 2 ; 5 ) ]
   Set Variable [ $ignore ; Value: LC ( "lcRating.Run" ) ]
   Set Variable [ $value ; Value: LC ( "lcRating.Get" ; 2 ) ]


The first line here sets the second control (which is a slider going from 1 to 10) value to 5.

The second line runs the form, showing it to the user and waiting for them to finish it.

The third line here fetches the value of the slide which the user chose.

Hope this helps!
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Re: FORM -> how to interact with FileMaker ?

Postby simple » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:08 am

I got this to work . Thanks
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Re: FORM -> how to interact with FileMaker ?

Postby ipadzz » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:20 pm

I am using Livecode 7 Community Edition, Will Livecode for FM work fine? (I'm using FileMaker 14 for Mac)
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Re: FORM -> how to interact with FileMaker ?

Postby monte » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:33 am

LiveCode for FM is a plugin that you install into FileMaker so that you can use the features of the LiveCode engine in FileMaker. There is no open source version of the FileMaker plugin. We are working on a version of the IDE that will provide extra support for building components for FileMaker that can be licensed with your LiveCode for FM seat license.
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