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NightWing Enterprises — Demo for FileMaker Pro™ 8.x

Reassign a Relationship Between Alternate Files

+   For FileMaker 8.x and 9!   +

As a courtesy to fellow developers and potential clients, the
following demonstration is provided for free download.

NB: If you may require assistance implementing procedures such as those shown in the
example files, please consider establishing an account with us for developer support.

Dynamic File Referencing for Stand-alone Solutions!

Sometimes it makes sense to have a single relationship which is capable of managing multiple versions of reference data. Whether the reference files in question are job records for different clients, financial records for different years, edit histories for different editions. If you need the ability to re-point a relationship to a different source data file, then you've probably wished for dynamic file references.

FileMaker Pro requires that File References be embedded in code - and therefore fixed. However if you're dealing with large amounts of reference data which is either static (historical records) or required to be accessed in stand-alone mode, the technique shown in this demo will enable you to achieve the effect of dynamic re-assignment of a file reference.

The implementation shown here leverages capabilities introduced with FileMaker 8, while extending functionality with the control of OS scripting from within FileMaker (VBScript on Windows and AppleScript on MacOS). The technique is versatile and is designed to provide cross-platform equivalence.

This demo file is unlocked and password-free, by courtesy of NightWing Enterprises.

  Mac OS X demo download

Win XP demo download



Dynamic File Referencing for FileMaker Pro




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