1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 22, 2011 12:50 PM by philmodjunk

    FM good for fillable shop work forms/ manipulate /transfer data to text file ?

    larryhenling

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      FM good for fillable shop work forms/ manipulate /transfer data to text file ?

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      I have no experience with FileMaker but would like to know if FileMaker Pro 11 is suitable for the following task:

      1) Provide on line form to be filled with user's name, account number, contact information, etc.

        a) Mac and PC would be nice but not necessary.

        b) Local computer or possibly network.

        c) Autocomplete some fields?



      2) The filled in form would then be printed and saved as a file.

        a) One step save and print?

        b) File name be sequential or user name and sequential?



      3) The form information could be updated to show time spent on that project.



      4) At the end of the month, all individual files or projects could be  summarized (with a few simple calculations, such as hours times rates  for total dollars) in a delimited text file with the contents (and blank  fields) in some specified order.





      [Presently pdf forms are filled in on one computer, printed out, and the  data re-input (by a non-typist) on a second computer in Excel.]



      thanks for any advice



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