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Showing filtered data from two table

Question asked by Antony on Jun 17, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 25, 2010 by Antony


Showing filtered data from two table


Filemaker Pro 7, Windows XP SP3

Experience level : low





I begun working with FM7 about a month ago so I do not have much experience with this program. I have a background as programmer and worked with SQL database in the past. I was absolutely amazed on how FM is not instinctive! It works really well for simple queries but scripting and more complex queries are really hard to achieve. Unfortunately, the DB is already built and I do not have the choice to work with it. Ok, enough with the ranting, here's my question:


I work for an university. The database I use contain two table : One for the students and one for the "stages" (internship?). A student can have multiple "stages" but one "stage" can only have one student.


The student table contain basic info  :


-date they entered the university program



The "stage" table contain:

-the name of the place of the stage,

-the beginning and ending dates of the stage

-the "sigle" of the stage. The sigle depends on if its the first stage (ENV7550 Stage 1) or the second stage (ENV8500 Stage 2).

-"stage_over" if the stage is completely over (all documents and reports were received)



What I have to do is write a script that will make a list of the students that begun the program this year and whose stages are not over.


I made a new list layout where I specified that I wanted to see records from "Students" but then, the fields I added for the "stage" table are completely random. It only list the first from the stage list that every student have.


I tried with a list that gets the records from "stage" but then, when I change layout to scroll through the students generated by the script, it only show me one. The records are good but I need to be able to scroll through the student list! How can I do that? It should be really simple but I can't find how! Note that I searched a lot on the internet but I must not have the right keywords because I found nothing!


Second question : I'm having trouble with the "specify calulation" windows. I can't find how to make a basic comparison between a text value and something else. I want to do : table::field NOT EQUAL to "o". I tried the crossed =, <>, !=...nothing worked?


Thanks a lot,

PS : English is not my first language, I hope you understand what I mean!


Antony Z.