Reminder in FMP
How do I set up a task reminder that alerts me when a task needs to be carried out?
Not enough information I'm afraid. It depends on which task and also the structure of your solution. If you provide more info you'll likely get a lot of help from this forum.
I just want it to send me a reminder that I should go in and look at the record on a particular date. So for example I could set it to send me a reminder on 20th Oct that I should go in and look at this record on that date. It should flash up the message when I open the database. Is it possible to do this?
You can have a start-script running 'on first window open'
- have a table (for example) with the reminders
- the starter script checks for reminders, for example by searching the reminder table for date_reminder = current date
- if there are records: Create a PopOver (pops up via script, semitransparent, in the Upper right corner (like 'growl', etc) with that data
- create a second field in the reminder table with 'done' to make sure that a reminder will only pop up until 'done'
You can have the start-script showing all reminders for the current week, current day, month - etc
If the file is hosted from FileMaker server, you can use an SMTP mail server and a schedule to run such a script once a day whether it is opened or not.
There are also other options that do this on a regular schedule via Install OnTimerScript and robot files opened on a schedule via an OS based scheduler such as "windows scheduled tasks".
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